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

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Sun May 12 09:49:03 UTC 2019

For reasons I've already stated I disagree with everything in this post, 
but this epitomises why the public transport schema concept was a 
complete cock-up:

> I think it is suitable to go the way of unifying it as much as possible under the p_t-umbrella.

  * It wasn't to enable routers to design software
  * It wasn't to add anything new to the database
  * It wasn't to make it mapping easier.
  * It wasn't to simplify tagging (the PT equivalent of highway=bus_stop
    requires 100% more tags!)

It was purely to satiate the compulsive desire to compartmentalize, 
group obsessively into boxes. The jumbled up mess of PT's wiki pages 
show It failed to simplify matters; to the extent even those who were on 
board at the beginning are confused.

Think of all that wasted time which could have been spent on 
productively adding quality to the OSM database.


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