[Tagging] Bus pullout?

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 11:10:41 GMT 2011


Paul asked; I answered out of courtesy. It was off-topic so I'm not going
to discuss further.

Richard

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com
> wrote:

> 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?
>
> cheers,
> Martin
>
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