[Tagging] Turn Lane Tagging?

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Sun Jun 12 09:51:22 UTC 2016

The tag proposal is still in draft. Imagic did not like the approval
process too much (as far as I understood)  for this type of tags and
preferred to try out the tag with a small group to see whether it
works before going forward with the approval procedure.
I can't disagree with this. Too many proposal are blocked by people
coming late to the party and you have to repeat all arguments again.

The tag was tried out by some heavy turn:lane taggers in Europe, and I
was one of them.



On Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 10:37 AM, Tijmen Stam <mailinglists at iivq.net> wrote:
> On 12-06-16 04:11, Brad Neuhauser wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 6:25 PM, Tijmen Stam <mailinglists at iivq.net
>> <mailto:mailinglists at iivq.net>> wrote:
>>         On 2016-06-11 23:11, Tijmen Stam wrote:
>>             On 11-06-16 04:16, James Mast wrote:
>>                 I've been using the "turn:lanes:*=none;slight_right" &
>>                 "slight_left;none" tags to indicate which side a new
>>                 lane has been added
>>                 on a highway when going from 1 to 2 lanes (sometimes
>>                 "slight_left;slight_right" if the original lane is
>>                 centered between the
>>                 two new lanes).  How else are people to properly
>>                 identify which side the
>>                 new lane is being added to?
>>             NOO!
>>             That's what the transit:-tag is for:
>> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/transit>
>>     On 11-06-16 23:22, Colin Smale wrote:
>>     > I assume "transition" is meant, and not "transit".......
>>     c) nope, the wiki clearly states the "transit" key and that's what
>>     the Lane and road attributes reacts to. I think transition would've
>>     been better too.
>> You mean, the *proposal* on the wiki (that has mainly been edited by one
>> person, and that has not even been voted on) states that "transit" is
>> the key. So, in fact now would be a *perfect* time to change the key to
>> something that 1) makes better sense in vernacular English and 2) won't
>> have a chance to be confused with transit in the sense of "public
>> transit" or "mass transit". (note that
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Transit even redirects to
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Public_transport).
> Hmm, I imagined the tag had been in some kind of widespread use, but
> according to https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys it has some 700 uses, of
> which I estimate about 50-ish are from me (all in the Netherlands). It sees
> heavy use in Belgium, and almost all other use seems to be in Europe.
> It wouldn't be hard to convert them all to a transition:lanes.
> Also, the wiki pages on lanes need a cleanup and especially an uncluttering.
> Tijmen
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