[Tagging] capacity=* of bicycle sharing stations when no. of bikes > no. of stands
matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Sun Mar 31 07:00:44 UTC 2019
Mar 31, 2019, 4:20 AM by 61sundowner at gmail.com:
> On 31/03/19 12:51, Michał Brzozowski wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> A new bicycle-sharing scheme called MEVO has just (sort of) started in Poland.
>> It consists of 660 stations, which function like regular bicycle stands (no active parts).
>> The bikes are station-less, which means they can be left in almost any place in the city except excluded zones (albeit for a small extra fee). The normal intended usage is to leave them at stations, which is verified by GPS geofencing. This implies that people may (and they did) leave more bicycles than there are stands at some stations.
>> How should we map the number of stands, if it's not really a measure of capacity?
>> One mapper that mapped them went with e.g. capacity="5 stands", but this doesn't seem elegant or parsable to me.
> I'd go with the number of stands.
> When I do a car park .. I do the number that have spaces, I do not count the cars parked outside those spaces! Reason, those outside the spaces inconvenience at least the rest.
> Same with tent sites.
> The capacity should be about what it is built for, what is legal.
Note that stand capacity for bicycles varies wildly. Just in my city there are stands
with capacity of a single vehicle and giant "art" ones fitting more than 20.
I would tag how many bicycles comfortably fit, like with bicycle parkings.
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