[Tagging] Slow vehicle turnouts

Kevin ksamples at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 14:00:23 UTC 2018

Here in Georgia (USA) I believe we call these types of lanes "passing
lanes".  But that's usually only in reference to the left lane.  You
generally stay to the right except to pass.



On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 6:21 PM, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com>

> >You say "turnout".  But physically, is it just an additional lane that
> >appears, and (more or less) one is obligated to move right one lane into
> >it if you're in the way?
> Exactly. I explained this several posts ago. It is an additional lane,
> running for perhaps a quarter mile, sometimes longer, that any vehicle
> which is holding back some number of other vehicles is obligated to use so
> that those following vehicles may pass. The reason I used the term
> "turnout" is because the signage erected by the Alaska DOT uses that term,
> as in, "Slow Vehicle Turnout Ahead 1500 feet".
> I see polyglot is ready to add some sort of processing to JOSM's
> PT_Assistant plugin if only we can decide what to call such lanes in OSM. I
> think the term slow_vehicle would work just fine.
> Dave
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 12:11 AM Jo <winfixit at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A few months ago bus_bay=left|right|both was voted. For me this is
>> similar, albeit over a longer distance.
>> extra_lane_for_slow_moving_traffic_to_compulsory_halt_to_
>> let_other_traffic_pass_by=left|right|both ?
>> If you figure out which tag to use, we'll add it to the double split map
>> mode of JOSM's PT_Assistant plugin.
>> Polyglot
>> Op wo 12 sep. 2018 om 18:49 schreef Greg Troxel <gdt at lexort.com>:
>>> > Again, I emphasize, this is not a crawler lane or a hill climbing
>>> lane. It
>>> > is a lane into which one pulls over to allow faster moving traffic to
>>> pass.
>>> > In fact, Alaskan law demands that any vehicle being followed by 5
>>> vehicles
>>> > must, at the first opportunity, allow those vehicles to pass. I doubt
>>> > anyone has ever been ticketed for this offense but nevertheless, the
>>> law
>>> > exists. Alaskan highways also have hill climbing lanes that are signed
>>> > "keep right except to pass". Those lanes are not the same as this one.
>>> Sorry, didn't get that this is not climbing lane (my fault).   In New
>>> England, extra lanes that one would associate with "slow vehicle" are
>>> 99% on hills.
>>> > Perhaps "slow_moving" isn't the best term for this sort of highway
>>> turnout
>>> > but it does the job.
>>> You say "turnout".  But physically, is it just an additional lane that
>>> appears, and (more or less) one is obligated to move right one lane into
>>> it if you're in the way?
>>> Do any routers do anything?  An example of how the data would be used,
>>> or how you think it would be used in an ideal future might be
>>> illuminaing.   Perhaps one's car computer could notice from forward
>>> radar that there is obstructing traffic and query osmand and give you a
>>> notification that the road becomes multilane in some distance, so you
>>> can get ready to blink to get the obstructor to move over if they stay
>>> left?   In that case, I wonder about the difference between a change to
>>> two lanes (perhaps because the row is wide enough and the long-term plan
>>> is 2) and a specific place like you describe.
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