[Talk-transit] One last question (for now)

Péter Connell p8r at connell.plus.com
Tue Sep 8 15:26:55 BST 2009

I reckon name should be something like what-people-would-call-them [or 
what bus-drivers-would-understand], not necessarily as flagged. 
Especially in Cumbria as many stops have no name flagged (and a fair few 
have no flag at all).

The different nbound/sbound/out/in stuff in NaPTAN is probably not 
massively useful.

Name bit notwithstanding, I'd like to propose tagging as

highway=bus_stop - anywhere where buses stop
flag=no - where there is no flag [assume flag=yes otherwise]
layby=yes - where there is a layby

with suitable rendering (e.g. blue for bus-stop but grey when flag=no or 

Ed Loach wrote:
> I asked:
>> Is it worth questioning the stop names? The ones named "B&Q" in
>> Clacton for example are outside their old site (now "The
>> Range"), as B&Q moved to new premises about 5 years ago. I've
>> not yet been to the B&Q stops to see if they have the name on
>> (some stops around here do, some don't - and these are two I've
>> not yet checked).
> I drove past them yesterday, I think. Neither seem to have any post
> (let alone a named post), although one has a "BUS STOP" labelled
> pull in. So names in this case aren't particularly relevant. When I
> do a proper verify of them I'll remove the OSM name field if it
> exists but there is no name there.
> Ed
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