[Talk-GB] Confused over access...
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Sat Oct 18 17:40:46 UTC 2014
On 18/10/14 17:53, Lester Caine wrote:
> When referring to access rules signs will often say 'Buses and Taxis' or
> 'Buses Only' rather than 'PSV' simply because school buses may not hold
> PSV licences. So ARE there examples where 'PSV' is a valid restriction
> and has anybody issued school buses using the route with tickets;) It
> is any use of 'psv' in relation to access which is of dubious provenance
> in OSM and even Taxi needs to be qualified where local rules add other
> limits such as only Black cabs in London.
In reality the real world is a lot more complicated than fits a simple
set of tags model. There is a road near me which can only be entered by
"local buses" and bicycles, from one end, according to signage, although
pedestrians are clearly allowed and there is little doubt that it is
adopted. More general traffic is allowed the other way, although the
most obvious feeder is signed as destination only (I guess the other
feeder is such a round-about route that they didn't think it worth
signing a destination restriction).
I'd need to check, but I think the bus restriction is mapped as a turn
restriction, which is how I think it is done on the ground, but the
local element of the restriction is not coded.
I guess the local buses restriction really means only those operated by
recognized operators, so one could argue that it actually private access
for buses in the bus only direction (but public for foot and bicycle).
Splitting the carriageways would just be confusing, as there is no
Bus stations tend to get coded as psv=yes (or maybe bus=yes) when they
are probably only by prior agreement.
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