Talk:Atlantic Ocean Road

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Good articleAtlantic Ocean Road has been listed as one of the Engineering and technology good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
Article milestones
December 6, 2011Good article nomineeListed
WikiProject Norway (Rated GA-class)
WikiProject iconThis article is part of WikiProject Norway, an attempt to better organize information in articles related to Norway. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
 GA  This article has been rated as GA-Class on the project's quality scale.
WikiProject Highways / Europe  (Rated GA-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Highways, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of highways on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 GA  This article has been rated as GA-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by the European Highways Task Force.


Various seemingly official sites

name the road as Atlantic Road in English and not Atlantic Ocean Road, even though the latter would be a better literal translation of the Norwegian. Colin 't Hart (talk) 06:30, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Yet the one official book about the road calls it the "Atlantic Ocean Road". The article clearly starts off which stating both English names. Arsenikk (talk) 08:12, 16 May 2012 (UTC)


The original text said "8.274 m road". Well, I'm going to assume they at least mean kilometre! I went to the English version of the listed Norwegian web site and it also said "8.274 m" but I find it hard to believe they are referring to metres here. Can someone clarify? RedWolf 04:09, Feb 28, 2004 (UTC)

  • It means 8 km and 274 m as the Norwegian convention is to use "," as decimal separator, not ".". --hans 13:09, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Much Much Better Picture[edit]

Follow this link, please can someone put this image on the article. Thanks Colt .55 (talk) 16:27, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

A more original URL path to the photo is It has the permisson tag © All Rights Reserved and is therefore not allowed to be uploaded to Wikimedia/Wikipedia. Only photos which are free to copy and modify can be used.--BIL (talk) 18:32, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
Filtered for applicability these are the Flickr images we can consider uploading to Wikimedia Commons. __meco (talk) 18:54, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Is it not possible to ask the owner? Afterall, it will greatly improve the quality of the article. Colt .55 (talk) 00:42, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

A map[edit]

This article should have a map! --Hordaland (talk) 15:12, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Now there are two. --BIL (talk) 17:27, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Junction list[edit]

I won't formally review this article at GAN since Arsenikk recently reviewed one of my nominations (Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive), but I will offer this critique. Why isn't there some kind of junction list table for the roadway? Adding one that complies with MOS:RJL isn't required by the MOS section (1b) of the GA criteria, but I'd say that one should be added to "address[] the main aspects of the topic" (3a), namely what other roads it intersects along its route. Imzadi 1979  01:06, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback. I've now added a junction list, hopefully meeting the MOS criteria. Arsenikk (talk) 17:24, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

This review is transcluded from Talk:Atlantic Ocean Road/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Jezhotwells (talk · contribs) 12:12, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

I shall be reviewing this article against the Good Article criteria, following its nomination for Good Article status.

Disambiguations: none found.

Linkrot: none found. Jezhotwells (talk) 12:14, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Checking against GA criteria[edit]

GA review (see here for what the criteria are, and here for what they are not)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS for lead, layout, word choice, fiction, and lists):
    It runs along the unsheltered Hustadvika between the villages of Kårvåg on Averøy with Vevang in Eide, and is a fixed link connecting the island of Averøy to the mainland and Romsdalshalvøya. “between the villages of Kårvåg on Averøy with Vevang in Eide,” ungrammatical.
    '' Plans for a railway along the route dates in the early 20th century, but was ultimately abandoned. Ungrammatical.
    the work was subject to twelve hurricanes. Perhaps ” affected by twelve hurricanes”
    and was financed 25% by tolls. “and was one quarter financed by tolls” How did that work? If the road was not complete, no tolls could be collected?
    The toll road was scheduled to remain in use for 15 years, but by June 1999 the road was paid off and the toll removed. Surely you mean something like “Tolls were to be charged for 15 years, but by...”
    The road is preserved, is classified as a National Tourist Routes, is a popular site to film automotive commercials, and has been declared the world's best road trip and the Norwegian Construction of the Century. What is it preserved in? Please get it copy-edited.
    To the north lays the unsheltered Hustadvika while to the south lays Lauvøyfjorden. “lies” not “lays”.
    The road has a width of 6.5 meters (21 ft) and a maximum gradient of eight percent.[3] The road consists of eight bridge and four resting places, all accommodated as viewpoints. “The road”, “The road”
    Along with road from Vevang to Bud, the Atlantic Ocean Road has been designated one of eighteen National Tourist Routes. Missing definite article.
    OK, that is just the lead and the first paragraph of the first section and most of the sentences are faulty.
    Ok, that passes muster now
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
    Well sourced to RS, no OR
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
    Sufficient detail
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
  6. It is illustrated by images, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free images have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
    Images licensed, tagged and captioned.
  7. Overall:
    This has to be copy-edited into good plain English and this should have been done before nomination. Fixing a few minor issues is one thing, and as you know I have been happy enough to do that., but it is really not good enough to submit such poorly written prose and then to try and fix it during a review. On hold for seven days. If no substantive progress has been made by then the nomination will be failed. Jezhotwells (talk) 13:48, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
    OK, this is good enough to go - an interesting article about an interesting road. I bet driving over the Storseisundet Bridge is fun! Jezhotwells (talk) 16:48, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
    Thank you for the review. I have now done two passes of copy-editing the text; this includes more or less a complete re-write of the lead and the route description, and moderate overhaul of the history section, which was in much better condition. Arsenikk (talk) 13:12, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified 2 external links on Atlantic Ocean Road. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.

This message was posted before February 2018. After February 2018, "External links modified" talk page sections are no longer generated or monitored by InternetArchiveBot. No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than regular verification using the archive tool instructions below. Editors have permission to delete these "External links modified" talk page sections if they want to de-clutter talk pages, but see the RfC before doing mass systematic removals. This message is updated dynamically through the template {{sourcecheck}} (last update: 15 July 2018).

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 11:32, 29 November 2017 (UTC)