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[[Switzerland|Back to Wiki Switzerland]]
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=Road Classification=
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Here you can find the assignment and designation of roads and cities in Switzerland.
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* If you have any questions post here in this thread: [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=3608 Discussion-Thread].
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* Languages: German, English, French, Italian, everybody is welcome.
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* Or [http://www.waze.com/forum/ucp.php?i=pm&mode=compose&u=273942 PM] me directly if you have any questions.
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=Map Legend Switzerland=
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Here you can find the [[Kartenlegende Schweiz|Map Legend Switzerland]] with informations on signage and the individual segments.
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=Road Categories=
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==Highways==
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* <span style="color:RoyalBlue;">'''Freeway'''</span> => Freeways in Switzerland
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* <span style="color:RoyalBlue;">'''Major Highway'''</span> => Express roads which are not freeways
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* <span style="color:RoyalBlue;">'''Minor Highway'''</span> => Numbered main streets, max. two digits.
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* <span style="color:RoyalBlue;">'''Ramps'''</span> => Entrance and exit to freeways
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==Streets==
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* <span style="color:RoyalBlue;">'''Primary Street'''</span> => Main streets with yellow roadshield
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* <span style="color:RoyalBlue;">'''Street'''</span> => Roads or secondary roads
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* <span style="color:RoyalBlue;">'''Service Road'''</span> => Are not used in CH. -> Merged in 2014 with road category 'street'.
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==Other - drivable==
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* <span style="color:RoyalBlue;">'''Dirt Roads/4x4 Trails'''</span> => Gravel roads, field roads (agriculture and forestry), forest roads.
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* <span style="color:RoyalBlue;">'''Parking Lot Road'''</span> => All types of parking lots
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* <span style="color:RoyalBlue;">'''Private Road'''</span> => Private roads
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==Non-drivable==
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* <span style="color:RoyalBlue;">'''Walking Trails'''</span> => Walking trails
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* <span style="color:RoyalBlue;">'''Pedestrian Boardwalk'''</span> => Pedestrian walkways, boardwalks, all kind of riverside walks
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* <span style="color:RoyalBlue;">'''Stairway'''</span> => Stairways
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* <span style="color:RoyalBlue;">'''Railroad'''</span> => Railroads
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* <span style="color:RoyalBlue;">'''Runway/Taxiway'''</span> => Runways/taxiways <br>(This is here for completeness. It makes no sense to equip all airports with these, Landmark (Airport) is quite sufficient!)
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==Signage==
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Assignment of the main and secondary roads:
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* Please pay attention to the signage.
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** Blue signpost, blue town sign, white/yellow square sign (main road) => Primary Street
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** White signpost, white town sign (secondary road) => Street
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=Road naming=
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==Freeways==
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Freeway => Freeway
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* Naming: A1, A2, A3 - E60...
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==Express roads==
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Major Highway => Express roads
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* Naming A1L, A52...
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==National main streets==
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Minor Highway => National main streets with a number, max. two digits.
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* Inner city: Streetname and "Alt Street" N1, N2...
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* Outer city: If there is no streetname: N1, N2...<br>
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If a National main street is leading over a freeway the name of the freeway and "Alt Street" N1, N2...
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==Numbered main streets==
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Minor Highway => National-, and numbered main streets, max. two digits.<br>
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* Inner city: Streetname and "Alt Street" H1, H2...
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* Outer city: If there is no streetname: H1, H2...
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'''Please note: there are two different kind of numbered main roads in Switzerland! The N-type is mostly not in use anymore or is leading over the freeways.'''
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==Exit ramps and Entrance ramps==
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Ramps => Ramps to and from freeways<br>
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Designation referred to the names on the signs of the entrances and exits.<br>
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The ">" is spoken by TTS as "Richtung" which means "direction to"
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Exit
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* Ausfahrt Zürich Flughafen
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* Ausfahrt Bülach-Nord<br>
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Entrance
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* Einfahrt > Basel Bern Luzern
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* Einfahrt > Zürich Dietikon
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*[[Image:AusfahrtWegweiser.png]] Ausfahrt Niederbipp Langenthal
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*[[Image:WegweiserAutobahn.png]] Einfahrt > Basel
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===Freeway intersections===
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Freeway intersections and exits, should be labelled with a landmark.
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The landmark should be kept tight to the road system to ensure a tidy transfer to the client. The landmark should be named with the number and the name of the intersection.<br>Type is: "Junction/Interchange".
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'''Example:''' "17 Frick"
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*[[Image:Frick.png|600px]]
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'''Example:''' "8 Liestal"
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*[[Image:Augst.png|600px]]
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==Streets==
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Streetnames according to the name on the road sign.
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=Cities=
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Make sure that a city name is unique and assign only names which have an on zip code!
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We have a list of all valid citynames here: [[Ortsliste Schweiz]]
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=Sources=
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*List of all freeways [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Autobahnen_in_der_Schweiz]
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*List of all express roads (Major Highway)[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Autostrassen_in_der_Schweiz]
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*List of all national main roads (Freeways/Minor Highways) [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Nationalstrassen_der_Schweiz]
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*List of numbered main roads (Minor Highway) [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Hauptstrassen_der_Schweiz]
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Latest revision as of 20:43, 13 February 2015

Back to Wiki Switzerland

Road Classification

Here you can find the assignment and designation of roads and cities in Switzerland.

  • If you have any questions post here in this thread: Discussion-Thread.
  • Languages: German, English, French, Italian, everybody is welcome.
  • Or PM me directly if you have any questions.

Map Legend Switzerland

Here you can find the Map Legend Switzerland with informations on signage and the individual segments.

Road Categories

Highways

  • Freeway => Freeways in Switzerland
  • Major Highway => Express roads which are not freeways
  • Minor Highway => Numbered main streets, max. two digits.
  • Ramps => Entrance and exit to freeways

Streets

  • Primary Street => Main streets with yellow roadshield
  • Street => Roads or secondary roads
  • Service Road => Are not used in CH. -> Merged in 2014 with road category 'street'.

Other - drivable

  • Dirt Roads/4x4 Trails => Gravel roads, field roads (agriculture and forestry), forest roads.
  • Parking Lot Road => All types of parking lots
  • Private Road => Private roads

Non-drivable

  • Walking Trails => Walking trails
  • Pedestrian Boardwalk => Pedestrian walkways, boardwalks, all kind of riverside walks
  • Stairway => Stairways
  • Railroad => Railroads
  • Runway/Taxiway => Runways/taxiways
    (This is here for completeness. It makes no sense to equip all airports with these, Landmark (Airport) is quite sufficient!)

Signage

Assignment of the main and secondary roads:

  • Please pay attention to the signage.
    • Blue signpost, blue town sign, white/yellow square sign (main road) => Primary Street
    • White signpost, white town sign (secondary road) => Street

Road naming

Freeways

Freeway => Freeway

  • Naming: A1, A2, A3 - E60...

Express roads

Major Highway => Express roads

  • Naming A1L, A52...

National main streets

Minor Highway => National main streets with a number, max. two digits.

  • Inner city: Streetname and "Alt Street" N1, N2...
  • Outer city: If there is no streetname: N1, N2...

If a National main street is leading over a freeway the name of the freeway and "Alt Street" N1, N2...

Numbered main streets

Minor Highway => National-, and numbered main streets, max. two digits.

  • Inner city: Streetname and "Alt Street" H1, H2...
  • Outer city: If there is no streetname: H1, H2...

Please note: there are two different kind of numbered main roads in Switzerland! The N-type is mostly not in use anymore or is leading over the freeways.

Exit ramps and Entrance ramps

Ramps => Ramps to and from freeways
Designation referred to the names on the signs of the entrances and exits.

The ">" is spoken by TTS as "Richtung" which means "direction to"
Exit

  • Ausfahrt Zürich Flughafen
  • Ausfahrt Bülach-Nord

Entrance

  • Einfahrt > Basel Bern Luzern
  • Einfahrt > Zürich Dietikon


  • AusfahrtWegweiser.png Ausfahrt Niederbipp Langenthal


  • WegweiserAutobahn.png Einfahrt > Basel


Freeway intersections

Freeway intersections and exits, should be labelled with a landmark. The landmark should be kept tight to the road system to ensure a tidy transfer to the client. The landmark should be named with the number and the name of the intersection.
Type is: "Junction/Interchange".


Example: "17 Frick"

  • Frick.png


Example: "8 Liestal"

  • Augst.png

Streets

Streetnames according to the name on the road sign.

Cities

Make sure that a city name is unique and assign only names which have an on zip code! We have a list of all valid citynames here: Ortsliste Schweiz

Sources

  • List of all freeways [1]
  • List of all express roads (Major Highway)[2]
  • List of all national main roads (Freeways/Minor Highways) [3]
  • List of numbered main roads (Minor Highway) [4]


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