[OSM-talk] Key Proposal wheelchair:toilet

Svavar Kjarrval svavar at kjarrval.is
Fri Jun 7 16:15:36 UTC 2013

It would not hurt to have this information as yes/no would still be an

- Svavar Kjarrval

On 07/06/13 15:55, Gervase Markham wrote:
> On 07/06/13 16:02, John F. Eldredge wrote:
>> In my experience, usually only one stall in a public restroom will have
>> the larger size and handrails needed for wheelchair use. I have only
>> seen a few extra-large restrooms which were equipped to handle more than
>> one wheelchair-using person at a time. Thus, it would be useful to be
>> able to tag the number of such stalls.
> Really? On how many occasions do you think that someone is going to make
> a different decision based on the availability of that information?
> One would need to be a wheelchair user approximately equidistant between
> two toilets, with neither being on the way to where you are going next,
> and some concern that the area happened to currently be populated by an
> unusually large number of wheelchair users (a convention, perhaps?), in
> a situation where waiting a few minutes for a toilet would be a deep
> inconvenience, using an OpenStreetMap client which made available data
> about the number of wheelchair-accessible stalls in each toilet.
> This seems somewhat unlikely, to me at least.
> Gerv
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