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

Michael Tsang miklcct at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 03:54:13 UTC 2019

On Friday, 02 August 2019 21:32:15 HKT Markus wrote:
> On Friday, August 2, 2019, yo paseopor <yopaseopor at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The only negative point for public transport v2 scheme was the
> > no-deprecation of the old scheme to avoid duplicities (surely was done
> > this
> > to don't uncomfort people)
> > Salut i transport p├║blic (Health and public_transport)
> > yopaseopor
> IMHO the main problems are the unnecessary public_transport=stop_position,
> which complicates mapping a lot, and the misnamed
> public_transport=platform, which means waiting area (and may or may not
> have platform), but was intended to also replace railway/highway=platform,
> which means a real platform (a raised structure).

I think there is a need for public_transport=stop_position. Although 99.9% of 
the cases the bus stops directly at the platform, there are some edge cases 
where the bus does not stop at the platform due to practical reasons, i.e. the 
passengers need to board the bus on a service road not next to the platform. 
The platform serves as the waiting area, is also a real platform, and also 
marked by the route.

The example platform is this: https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4335709196 
There are routes 8A and 8P, 8A stops directly at the way next to it, while 8P 
is boarded outside that way because that way is parked by 8A buses yet to be 

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