[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - Tag:amenity=motorcycle_taxi

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 11:44:47 UTC 2020

Voting is now open for the tag amenity=motorcycle_taxi:


"Use amenity=motorcycle_taxi for the location of a motorcycle taxi
stand, a place where motorcycle taxi drivers wait for passengers."

In many countries in Southeast Asia, Africa and elsewhere, motorcycles
are much more common than automobile taxi cabs. In these places,
motorcycle drivers wait at stands, often with a small shelter, and
they can be hired to take one or more passengers to various
destinations. A fare is paid for a one-way trip, usually after
negotiation. The passenger usually rides behind the driver on the same

I have already used this tag in Indonesia a couple of dozen times, and
I've also discussed it with a few mappers in the Phillipines, where
several different tagging systems have been used. This tag will be
easy to use and unambiguous.

Since motorcycle taxi stands are always at a somewhat different
location than motorcar taxicab stands and other hired vehicles, they
should each get a different node and tag.

The alternative of adding a subtag + amenity=taxi would be misleading
to current database users, who will expect a taxicab (motorcar) stand
with that tag

-- Joseph Eisenberg

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