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New Zealand/RoadTypesNZ

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This guide is to try and get some consistency in Road type designations used in WME (waze map editor) for New Zealand.

Road Type Classifications

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The USA Freeway is the equivalent to the New Zealand Motorway

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See New Zealand State Highways

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Are roads named from SH1 to SH99

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Are roads designated as Urban Route or Tourist routes


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All other major roads not listed as State Highways, Urban Route or Tourist routes should be "Primary Street"

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All other roads

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If the road is dirt or any surface that requires a 4 wheel drive, list it as dirt.

Many roads in New Zealand are gravel but can be navigated with a normal passenger vehicle, these roads are not classed as dirt.

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Try to avoid adding Private driveways as private roads particularly in built up urban areas.