[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Car access tag

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri May 6 11:08:02 BST 2011

2011/5/5 Stefan Bethke <stb at lassitu.de>:
> I've completed the draft and would like to solicit your comments:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Car_access_tag
> The proposal introduces a new tag car=* that applies to just cars, and clarifies the meaning of the motorcar=* tag, which applies access=* restrictions to cars and larger vehicles like trucks, busses, etc.

You state: "No specific legal definition is given since country
specific or even local law does differ too widely with respect to
vehicle classes." but how can you then determine if your car with an
1-axle-trailer is included or not? Or your car with a length of 6,5 ?
Or your car which only has 2 seats and legally goes as "goods"-vehicle
even if it is a small car?

If you introduce a new class you should define to which vehicles it
applies. If you can't do it for all countries, do it for your country
and let others do it for theirs.

Then you redefine "motorcar" to "The Map features’ Restriction section
entry for motorcar is updated:
Access permission for (motor) cars, including larger vehicles like
trucks and busses. Also see car=*. See the access=* page for details."

I am opposing the inclusion of busses and trucks in "motorcar", as I
don't think that this is the common interpretation of this tag
(whatever the wiki states about it). Let's undo (or revision) this
edit:  11:39, 14 October 2010 T-i (Talk | contribs) m (12,875 bytes)
(→Land-based transportation: adjusted hierarchy)
typical case of wiki fiddling where the meaning of motorcar was
extended to all those other classes. This was never intended to be
like this.

I undid this, please verify.


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