Select entire street also by any of its alternative names
In some cases, it would be helpful to select an entire street not by its main name, but by one of the alternative names that it may have.
For instance, here in Portugal we have a big mountain area where it is needed to apply recurrent road closures due to bad weather (heavy snow). Because road closures are carried out by the authorities in perfectly delimited areas, the Portuguese community decided to put exactly the same name on ALL roads of a same area, even if the real street name is a different one. By doing this, the option ‘Select entire street’ permits to apply road closures easily and quickly, without the doubt if all segments of the area are, in fact, selected or not.
The option to have the possibility to select an entire street by any of its alternative names, would allow proceeding the same way as described above and, at the same time, keep the REAL street name on the main address.
Thanks in advance
The idea is to have the possibility to select the entire street by any of its name (main, alternative1, alternative2, ...). So, it should expand the current functionality by allowing the same actual behavior that we already have (the ability to select a street by its main name) to the alternatives names!
This can help not only on road closures, by allowing to select specific areas where we have added an alternative name to segments for such purpose, but it can also help to make quicker selections of a street built by two segments (one for each direction): we can add STREET NAME plus the main direction of each of the two segments, like SOUTH or EAST or WEST or NORTH. By doing this, we can quickly select just one specific segment (specific direction) of a specific street.
In short, the idea is to have more tools to allow a more dynamic selection of a street.
LostInMyMaps - Volunteer Editor commented
I support this as long as it is in addition to the current functionality, and doesn’t replace it.