[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - Toll Gantry

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sat Sep 22 20:50:12 UTC 2018

A toll_bridge [1] is a bridge for which you have to pay to pass,
highway=toll_bridge should be a highway that is a toll-bridge, not a
mechanical structure that is installed above a road to check the passing
traffic. This would be a gantry [2]

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toll_bridge
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gantry_(road_sign)

On 22 September 2018 at 16:13, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> sent from a phone
> > On 19. Sep 2018, at 23:23, Jonathon McClung <jonathon at kaartgroup.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > The tag barrier=toll_booth is currently not specific. In fact, when it
> is used in the case of a non-barrier electronic toll gantry, it is
> misleading.
> maybe it is even mistagged? Looking at taginfo I see 64
> highway=toll_bridge. According to the longstanding definition for
> barrier=toll_booth it is „A place where a road usage toll or fee is
> collected.“
> Now „collected“ is not actually true for systems that wirelessly check
> whether you have paid or not (a subscription), it is only intended for
> places where you actually pay (or spend your prepaid, even wirelessly).
> the barrier key somehow implies either you pay or you don’t pass
> > In its relation to routing software there is currently no standard way
> to tell the routing software that this “toll booth” is not a barrier.
> and maybe no booth either? To me highway=toll_bridge seems a good tag, as
> it is self explanatory and combinable with barrier tags.
> cheers,
> Martin
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