[Tagging] amenity=taxi vehicle type
t.pfeifer at computer.org
Fri Jan 4 23:34:28 UTC 2019
Following a discussion on osm-carto , I am looking for a suitable tagging of taxi services that
are not passenger cars.
Examples are motorcycle taxis and rickshaws.
While the original approval for amenity=taxi (32k)  does not specify the vehicle type, some
additions were introduced in 2013 , apparently from the Philippines community , to add the
+ motorcar=yes|no (usage 289, mostly Philippines)
+ motorcycle=yes|no (usage 290, mostly Philippines)
The problem I see here that this method hijacks access-tags, while the intention is to specify the
type of the taxi. The next best candidates for the type are also already occupied with access tagging:
Thus I propose to discourage the use of those access tags, and to use a new subtag for the type of
the taxi with an unambiguous key, e.g.:
taxi_type = car|motorcycle|rickshaw, etc,
while car is considered the implicit default.
 archived Approved features/Tag:amenity=taxi :
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