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User:Hawkeygoal/IL Pages/IL Alleys(2016)

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This information is under consideration for the Illinois state wiki.
It should not be considered official guidance.

This proposal is under discussion on the forums, at the following link:


Alleys are driveable roads that often provide access to the rear of a business or residence. They can be an important part of the map for routing purposes especially for places with rear access only and for drivers starting a route from an alley.

Guidelines for Mapping Alleys:

Generally speaking, only residential alleys should be mapped, and only if they are the locally accepted destination for parking at or near a residence. Alleys should only function as a starting point or final destination, not as a thoroughfare.

If an alley does not function in any of the above capacities, it is acceptable to delete the alley.

If an alley is to be mapped or updated, be sure to nudge the house numbers

Road type should be set to  Parking Lot Road  and should be named "Alley"