[Tagging] Wiki article about key "hov"

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Thu Mar 28 23:15:59 UTC 2013

I tend to go with access=no, hov=*, and possibly motorcycle=yes or
psv=designated, since I've yet to find an HOV road that allows you to walk,
ski, ride an animal or a bicycle, etc. on it; it literally only allows the
modes specified.

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 5:28 AM, Martin Vonwald <imagic.osm at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi!
> 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,
> Martin
> [1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:hov
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