[OSM-talk] [tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (Trolley)
nomoregrapes at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 27 15:01:55 BST 2010
> Gregory wrote :
> >A lot of supermarkets have a system to stop you taking trolleys/carts home
> >(sometimes instead of a charge) so they have a sign like "No carts beyond
> >this line, cart will stop suddenly".
> I never see this system in France, we just have to put a coin to detach the
> cart from the others.
In the UK it is an alternative to a coin (which can be annoying if you don't
have change). I think there is an interesting trend throughout the years
I've grown up of what the latest was. Now I would expect the biggest chains
to operate this and smaller chains (or smaller stores) to use the coin
system. I believe it works by the wheels locking if they try to go up/down a
slope. This also works for flat escalators that allow you to take the
trolley to an underground car park or 2nd floor of the store.
In Canada a new store has the coins but the carts also say it will stop if
you go past the yellow line. They haven't painted the yellow line yet (in 8
months) and we actually managed to take it across the street and down a bit
before a bump made it tough to push for a second, and then we rode it
downhill, all the way home. It made a good laundry cart in our student dorm
for a while until someone must have taken it back for the 25 cents.
osm at livingwithdragons.com
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