[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Emergency Traffic Signals

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Mon Jan 17 07:23:49 GMT 2011

On 01/13/2011 10:06 AM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 12:33 AM, James Mast <rickmastfan67-PkbjNfxxIARBDgjK7y7TUQ at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>> I've created a proposal for Emergency Traffic Signals, which are typically
>> found in front of fire stations and highway tunnels at
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Emergency_Traffic_Signals
> I've already been using highway=traffic_signals
> traffic_signals=emergency (as well as traffic_signals=blinker for a
> single-ball blinker and traffic_signals=blink_mode for a standard
> signal that's in permanent blink mode), so I agree with that part. No
> comment on emergency=*, and I oppose treating bridge/tunnel signals
> the same as those in front of fire stations.

Tagging single-aspect signals seems excessive overkill, given the
propensity of single aspect signals and their standard usage emphasizing
other traffic control devices (particularly signals that are permanently
flashing yellow).

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