[Tagging] amenity=taxi vehicle type

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 01:19:11 UTC 2019

On 05/01/19 10:34, Tom Pfeifer wrote:
> Following a discussion on osm-carto [1], 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) [2] does not 
> specify the vehicle type, some additions were introduced in 2013 [3], 
> apparently from the Philippines community [4], to add the following tags:
> + 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:
> taxi=yes|no (18k)
> vehicle=* (203k)
> 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,

What does 'type' add to the above? For me;


does the same.
Note maxicabs allow more people, or larger objects to be carried, as 
well as possibly wheelchairs with a disabled person.

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