Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/Assessment/A-Class review/Baltimore–Washington Parkway

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The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was Promoted - 4 substantial supports, no outstanding objections. --Rschen7754 (T C) 02:37, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Baltimore–Washington Parkway[edit]

Baltimore–Washington Parkway (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) review

Suggestion: Promote to A-Class
Nominator's comments: I have worked on getting this article to GA and feel it has the potential to go farther. It has a lot of information and broadly covers the topic.
Nominated by: Dough4872 (talk) 01:56, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
First comment occurred: 03:50, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Support My major issues resolved, although I do have some minor ones. For the record I do now think the footnote should be converted to a source, but not that big of deal. Also, be sure the source actually says this is the first sign to be MUTCD compliant. Although I think it's obvious to anybody with an IQ over 40, I'm getting raked over the coals for OR in a different forum, and so probably should be ok this is on the right side of that line.Dave (talk) 02:53, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Contrary to the reply above, from what I could tell no non-breaking spaces were added. However, I just added them as part of some touch-up tweaks so it's a moot issue. The article looks good; however, like Dave said, the items relating to signage in the route description ("containing brown signs featuring the Clarendon typeface.", "This interchange is the the only place where the park service has used green signs compliant with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).") need to be explicitly supported by the cited sources to get to FA, and they don't appear to be supported by the cited sources at all, which looks to be just the HLR and Google Maps. I'd also look at some more sub-section consolidation in the history; I've been told FA isn't fond of third or lower level sections containing just one paragraph. On the other hand, it may have no backing in the MOS so it may not be an issue. All of that said, the article looks good enough to me for now. Support. – TMF 07:02, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

  • This article currently does not comply with WP:ALT; note the section on WT:USRD if you have any questions. --Rschen7754 (T C) 01:01, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
    • I have fixed the article to comply with ALT. Dough4872 (talk) 01:39, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
      • You're still missing something - see the red box here: [1] --Rschen7754 (T C) 09:25, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Comments - "Tuxedo Interchange" - shouldn't the i be lowercase?
    • It's the proper name of the interchange. ---Dough4872 17:18, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Commercial vehicles thing - you mention it in the lead and cite it; that's redundant since you mention it in the RD and cite it there.
      • Removed citation from lead. ---Dough4872 17:18, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • The U.S. Park Police, which patrol this portion of the parkway, is located off this exit along MD 193 - the headquarters? Be more specific.
      • Clarified. ---Dough4872 17:18, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • At the northern edge of the town, the route has employee-only access to the Goddard Space Flight Center ,the first NASA space flight center opened in 1958 that contributed majorly to many space missions; - misplaced space
      • Fixed spacing of comma. ---Dough4872 17:18, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Continuing northeast, the route curves to the northwest of Baltimore–Washington International Airport (the largest airport in Maryland), passing near an industrial park and entering woodland again, reaching Interstate 195, the main access road to the airport. - woodland? I would almost cut that out.
      • Removed mention of woodland. ---Dough4872 17:18, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Upon crossing into Baltimore County, MD 295 reaches a partial interchange with Interstate 895 (Harbor Tunnel Thruway), with access from northbound MD 295 to northbound I-895 and from southbound I-895 to southbound MD 295.[3][5] Past I-895, the road continues through wooded surrounding with residential developments behind the trees, before entering the city of Baltimore.[3][5] - cut out redundant cites
      • Removed first set of citations from phrase. ---Dough4872 17:18, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Spiraling accident levels on US 1 ... pick another word.
      • Changed to "increasing". ---Dough4872 17:18, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Capitalize one-way in jct list notes
      • Capitalized. ---Dough4872 17:18, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Jct list - random rowspan in the notes column --Rschen7754 (T C) 08:01, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
      • Fixed. ---Dough4872 17:18, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
        • Thanks for the review, I have replied to the above changes. ---Dough4872 17:18, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Support problems resolved. --Rschen7754 (T C) 21:06, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment. Interchange and junction, with respect to roads, are nouns. Interchange, as a verb, means to freely change back and forth or alternate. Junction simply is not a verb. This is a minor issue, yes; but, I see these words used incorrectly often in your writing. --Fredddie 06:56, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
    • I have fixed this in the route description. ---Dough4872 14:53, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
      • I have no qualms with intersect, so you changed that one unnecessarily. Nevertheless, Support. --Fredddie 00:13, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.