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I checked a section of road and the signage today after a query about it. The sign restricts trucks over 7.5 Ton except for access. How should I tag this?

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asked 19 Aug '15, 17:33

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edited 19 Aug '15, 17:43


Strictly speaking, that's "no hgvs over 7.5t except for access" isn't it? I can think of bus routes that go through signs such as this one.

(19 Aug '15, 17:36) SomeoneElse ♦

Tag the general access as usual, and then add a conditional restriction such as access:conditional=destination @ (weight > 7.5).

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answered 19 Aug '15, 18:30

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In the UK a HGV is over 7.5t, its different elsewhere in the EU, so I would normally tag this as hgv=destination.

(19 Aug '15, 19:40) trigpoint

I've always tended to write the conditional the other way around, so "maxweight:hgv=7.5" and "maxweight:hgv:conditional=none @ destination".

Taginfo stats for the UK are hgv=destination 634, maxweight:hgv:conditional=none @ destination 313, maxweight=7.5 variations around 6000. There are also 428 maxweight:conditional=none @ destination. I suspect a large number of these "non-HGV" restrictions are actually mismapped (I know I'm responsible for a few).

(19 Aug '15, 21:23) SomeoneElse ♦

Not being wholly familiar with EU signage, I'm curious if this is a weight limit just for trucks and goods vans, or for everything? In a ha-ha-only-sad (given my region's propensity for obesity), would this apply to say, a 8t bicycle or pedestrian?

(26 Aug '15, 17:29) Baloo Uriza

According to road signs in the UK this weight limit only applies to goods vehicles. This also matches with other sources from the web. So I guess Godzilla is allowed to walk down this road, even for through traffic.

(27 Aug '15, 07:43) scai ♦

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