[Tagging] minibus routes

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 05:18:06 UTC 2017

On 26-Jun-17 02:39 PM, John Willis wrote:
>> On Jun 26, 2017, at 1:02 AM, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> It sounds to me like it is still a bus route. It may have a different "operator"
> +1 the minibus is still a bus.
> Here in my little town, they have the normal "bus" routes for people living in the town, going from rural bus stops down and around the train stations and schools.
> Then the city tourism board operates these slow, open-air, electric "busses" that are similar to a large golf cart for 12 or so people. It goes from tourism spot to tourism spot to the main train station. It looks like a "people mover" from Disneyland.
> Perhaps a tag for the slow-moving routes serviced by these kind of devices is worth separating from a "bus in some way - but the line between microbus and bus is pretty small.
> A town nearby stopped all regular bus service and now uses two microbuses (high-ace vans) to do on-demand passenger service - but I would still call these busses and "bus routes".
> I think there should be some way to say "this is not a normal bus. It is a slow thing for sightseeing tourists - not what you are expecting compared to all the other "busses" (size, level or capacity differences aside) - it my not be in the route option, but by some bus=* subtag someone could suggest.

For the slow moving ... would a maxspeed=* on the relation be usefull?

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