[Tagging] [Talk-us] stop signs

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 16:46:40 BST 2010

2010/10/26 Anthony <osm at inbox.org>:
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 11:01 AM,  <john at jfeldredge.com> wrote:
>> The amount of delay varies according to the traffic, particularly in cases where one cross-street is not required to stop at the intersection.  I have encountered intersections where, at rush hour, you effectively can't make a left turn from the side street, or go straight across, because the traffic on the main road is continuous and the drivers don't choose to yield to the side-street traffic.
> ---
> Yeah, and now that I think about it, that has nothing to do with the
> stop sign anyway.  The stop sign itself generally adds just a fraction
> of a second to your trip (if you obey them, anyway).  I don't think
> the stop sign in itself is going to be very directly useful for
> routing.  However, I can see a lot of uses for it combined with other
> data, such as for statistical analysis.
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 11:20 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What about putting stop signs beside the way at their actual position?
>> This would indicate the direction automatically (dependent if the
>> traffic is right or left-sided) and is error prone to direction
>> changes of the way.
> Wouldn't work (in the US) if someone mapped the stop sign on the left
> hand side of a one-way road.

Why wouldn't that work? If it's oneway it is clear anyway (as long as
the mapper is not ___ enough to put the sign on the crossing itself).


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