[Tagging] Wiki article about key "hov"

Martin Vonwald imagic.osm at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 10:28:37 UTC 2013


I just stumbled upon the article of the key hov [1]. It says "yes
(also 'designated') High occupancy, but no minimum requirement
specified". In my opinion this is misleading. The tag hov=yes should -
like other access restrictions - mean that HOVs are allowed there. The
tag hov=designated should mean that the road/lane is a designated HOV
road/lane. So yes and designated have two different meanings.

I'm also missing the information that a simple hov=2 does not mean
that vehicles with less than two occupants are forbidden; we would
need a vehicle=no + hov=2 for this.

Do we agree on this?

best regards,

[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:hov

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