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Bus stops in the middle of the road

Posted by John O'Hanley on 7 March 2020 in English (English)

The bus stop 2147027795 (Confederation Center) is in the middle of the road (and so is its near neighbour). They should be moved to the side of the road, but I’m not sure how to do the edit, in relation to other items.

Ref: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dbus_stop

Location: Downtown, Charlottetown, Queens County, C1A 1J1, Canada

Comment from ToniE on 8 March 2020 at 15:27

As it says under: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dbus_stop

“The highway=bus_stop tag is widely used on a node off to one side of the highway way …”

“Widely used” and there is no final consensus on where to actually put the information “highway=bus_stop” - I also prefer “off to one side of the highway”.

The stop “Confederation Center” is mapped according to the so called PTv2 (public transport version 2) tagging scheme. * The node on the highway is tagged as “public_transport=stop_position” * The area off to one side of the highway is tagged as “public_transport=platform” (can also be a node or line though)

This way, PTv2 does not require “highway=bus_stop” bus most (PTv2-)mappers use it because it lets the icon appear on the map - simply spoken by a PTv2-mapper and I can already hear “Objection!”.

Suggestion: leave it as it is.

Comment from kucai on 9 March 2020 at 03:05

Objection!

:) An integrated combination of improved old and new would be nicer though

Comment from ToniE on 9 March 2020 at 10:45

Agreed.

But it seems quite difficult for the renderer: skipping the icon for “highway=bus_stop” if “public_transport=platform” is present and adding the icon for that object instead.

PTv2 does not deprecate “highway=bus_stop” though.

Comment from John O'Hanley on 9 March 2020 at 18:53

I will leave it as is.

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