[Tagging] Was public_transport=platform intended to always be combined with highway=bus_stop?

Markus selfishseahorse at gmail.com
Sun Aug 4 16:59:00 UTC 2019

On Sun, 4 Aug 2019 at 16:40, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> it is just an excuse to insist on using pt=platform for things that aren’t platforms and justify it with saying it means waiting area.

To quote the PTv2 proposal page: "The platform is the place where
passengers are waiting for the vehicles. ... If there is no platform
in the real world, one can place a [node] at the pole [...]." [1]

[1]: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Proposed_features/Public_Transport&oldid=625726

Thus the tag says nothing about the existence of a raised structure.

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