[Talk-GB] Naptan Imports

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Thu Nov 24 11:03:18 GMT 2011

Hail & ride can be a great idea both on a housing estate and in some 
rural areas. A CUS stop is not really like this. A CUS stop is a single 
place that a bus will stop, sometimes in an isolated place, sometimes 
near another stop, but without a sign to say so. I have surveyed a 
couple of thousand bus stops both in a city and in rural areas and the 
point of having a bus stop without a sign continues to escape me.

Cheers, Chris
user: chillly

On 24/11/11 10:27, Kev js1982 wrote:
> Preston bus (used?) to operate on a hail and ride basis - i.e. it 
> would stop anywhere on the estates to pick people up and set them down 
> - in reality this became a few set places (i.e. where the footpath was 
> paved up to the road edge rather than having a grass verge) but still 
> rather handy actually!
> the set down places still seam to be used but the pick up places are 
> all bus stop a now (however there are more than there used to be - 
> most installed where people used to "hail and ride"). Seams to be a 
> sensible idea for a new build estate - put the paths and bus stops 
> where the people want then!
> Also a couple of buses a day were extended past the terminus so there 
> was a customary stop opposite the terminus (now signed on the route I 
> know best as its no longer a terminus for most services!).
> On Nov 24, 2011 9:22 AM, "Chris Hill" <osm at raggedred.net 
> <mailto:osm at raggedred.net>> wrote:
>     Andy Allan <gravitystorm at gmail.com
>     <mailto:gravitystorm at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     >Also, in my opinion, unmarked bus stops are a daft concept to begin
>     >with, seemingly dreamed up to make life harder than it needs to be!
>     +1  Why would you have a stop without a sign as a deliberate
>     strategy? It completely defies the idea of bus stops being marked
>     as a place to wait knowing a bus will stop there.
>     --
>     Cheers, Chris (osm:chillly)
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