[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Public Transport v3

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 14:12:24 UTC 2020


On Sat, 7 Mar 2020 at 02:30, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
wrote:

However, there are also public transit services where the bus can stop
> anywhere along the route. This is the most common type of bus here in
> Indonesia. In this case there are no fixed stops except for the 2 end
> points, but the minibus follows the same streets and passengers can wave
> their hand or request a stop anywhere along the route.


Rural routes in the UK are often similar, except there are designated stops
(sometimes with a shelter, sometimes just a sign, sometimes unmarked)
along the way.  Most (sometimes all) of the route is "hail and ride."  This
can even happen in small towns (well, at least one town I know of) where
much of the route is also "hail and ride."  In that particular town, some
of the new timetabled stops lack shelter and sign (but that's OK because
that part of the route operates as "hail and ride" anyway).

>
> So, I support the idea of allowing mappers to just add the bus stops to
> the relation when this is the most verifiable and easiest to maintain, but
> there are some cases where this will not work, so it should still be
> permitted to map the ways for non-fixed-stop services.
>

+1

Not just permitted, but the documentation should explicitly state this.
Not just
for legacy routes (I don't see a mass upgrade happening) but also for new
routes.
This must be an alternative, for use where the mapper feels it is easier
and/or
gives better results.  Maybe even a preferred alternative, but still just an
alternative.

-- 
Paul
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