[Talk-transit] Ideas for a simplified public transportation scheme

Markus selfishseahorse at gmail.com
Thu May 9 21:03:46 UTC 2019

On Tue, 7 May 2019 at 15:30, Dave F via Talk-transit
<talk-transit at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> However, is it essential that highway=bus_stop is/isn't on a way? Routers should be able to adapt to both scenarios.

If the sole object representing a bus stop is placed on the road, the
location where passengers wait for the bus is unknown; it can't be
calculated. On the other hand, if the bus stop is placed beside the
road (at the waiting area), the stop position on the highway can be
calculated (by projection) from the waiting area. This is not a big
problem in the countryside with small roads and no sidewalks as
routers navigate pedestrians on the same road anyway. However, in the
city with large roads and sidewalks, routers won't know on which
sidewalk they should navigate pedestrians to the bus stop; maybe they
first need to cross the road at a crossing or take a over- or
underpass to get to the other side of the road.



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