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A russian mapper has made a tool for road network generalization, but it has three drawbacks: It's in Visual Basic. It reads and produces .mp files made with osm2mp. Documentation is in Russian. Sadly, @Mapper is right: there is no such general-purpose solution not only for OpenStreetMap data, but in general, for any open geodata format.
AFAIK there is currently no ready to use solution to generalize a (per lane) roadnetwork and reduce the complexity.
seems like Road Matcher (comment from user30184 on the original question) would definintely do the trick, thanks for the lead. Apparently someone has had the same questions before... However for this one, since it's a smaller area, I just went with the brute-force solution of going with the mostly-more-thorough data source then visually scanning for any ...
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