[Tagging] Bus pullout?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 10:30:56 GMT 2011

2011/12/7 Richard Mann <richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com>:
> A bus bay means
> 1) less sidewalk (usually)

in here usually not. The space is usually taken from lateral parking
space, not from the sidewalk.

> 2) buses pulling out and hitting overtaking cyclists

pulling out busses do have the right of way (given you not already
started to overtake them before they are setting the turn indicator),
at least in here

> 3) buses swinging their noses over the edge of the pavement threatening
> unwary passengers

where are you living?

> 4) buses stopping further from the kerb because they've misjudged it, so you
> can't step from the kerb to the bus

blame the driver, what has this to do with mapping? Is this better
without bus bays?

> 5) more road maintenance cost (or lower quality)

why that? And in which sense are we interested in road maintenance
costs in OSM?

> 6) buses lose advantage over cars (the reasonableness of this depends on how
> long the bus stops, obvs)

in here the biggest advantage from taking a bus is that you won't
loose lots of time looking for a parking lot when you arrive, but I
can't see why a bus bay is actually a disadvantage for the bus. Don't
buses have the right of way (in your area), when pulling out from a
bus bay/stop?


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