[Tagging] Busways

Tijmen Stam mailinglists at iivq.net
Sun Nov 6 09:15:14 UTC 2016

On 06-11-16 02:30, Mark Wagner wrote:
> On Sat, 5 Nov 2016 16:42:47 +0100
> Tijmen Stam <mailinglists at iivq.net> wrote:
>> On 03-11-16 11:55, Yves wrote:
>>> @Tijmen, IMHO there is very little chance to convince people to
>>> change the way we tag highways because of buses using them or not.
>>> Yves
>> This saddens me, because I don't propose to "change the way of
>> tagging", but to "formalize the current main practice of tagging".
>> As I have shown, highway=service is used about 7 times as much as
>> highway=unclassified, thereby diversifying the ways of tagging
>> similar situations.
> How sure are you that the situations are similar?  A bus-only driveway
> giving access to a transit center and a bus-only road through a city
> are both "access=no, psv=designated", but they're not similar sorts of
> things.

Not at all. But in Europe (the Netherlands, Germany, France) the 
practice seems to be (from my inspection) to tag busways as 
highway=service (with appropriate tags)

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