[Talk-transit] Ideas for a simplified public transportation scheme
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Sun May 12 18:15:49 UTC 2019
On 07-05-19 22:51, Richard Mann wrote:
> My impression is that this mess arises because bus stops are
> uni-directional and independent from the opposite direction. So we're
> used to having them as separate entities to the side of the road.
> Whereas tram stops are often in a single location for both directions
> (or close enough), so we want a single entity on the way, so at low
> zooms we can have a single symbol and single name label. Just like
> railway stations. These nodes are just labels.
IMHO tram stops are often far more complex than bus stops, as connecting
them to a walking network. Train stops even more so.
Tram stops in certain cities are rarely directly opposite each other nor
can have a "single symbol".
"Rietlandpark": a open trench railway where there is no foot connection
between the two platforms over the tracks, you will have to walk up and
down a set of stairs. Besides that, there is a stop at another tram line
closeby with the same name:
Kinkerstraat/Bilderdijkstraat, this is a so-called "windmill junction",
with a stop on each arm of the junction, before the junction. So the
stop for the line east is at a different place for the line west
Amsterdam Sloterdijk railway station, which has three rail lines (and
subway and tram line): an upper- and lower-level crossing each other at
right angles but split level, and an "annex station" about 5min walk due
> Me: I'd probably use highway=bus_stop for tram stops that are like bus
> stops, and add highway=platform for stops that have them, and attach
> whichever off-way entity seems most appropriate to the relation and let
> the data user figure it out.
The beauty of using public_transport=platform is that there is one
unified scheme for bus, tram and train.
The fact that it is a node makes clear it is an "ye olde bus/tram stop"
which is just a pole or sign, while it being a line or area makes it a
"proper" bus/tram/train platform.
In both cases, it's still "the place where one stands to board"
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