Re: Addition of highway=emergency_bay and priority_road=yes to Map Features?
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> On 16. Sep 2020, at 09:53, Alan Mackie <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Priority road definitely seems like you'd want it on the map features list if you're in a country that uses it.
> Not sure how common emergency bays are?
+1 for priority roads (although I believe the opposite is much more common: adding giveway and stop restrictions to crossing roads)
emergency bays are quite common in Italy and Germany when there isn’t an emergency lane.
On 16.09.20 09:57, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> emergency bays are quite common in Italy and Germany when there isn’t an emergency lane.
The pertinent question isn't so much if emergency bays are common, but
if this particular tagging for them is established.
In my opinion, mapping what amounts to a short lane (no physical
separation) as a separate way is contrary to what we usually do, e.g.
with bus bays. And seeing how the tag currently has less than a thousand
uses on ways, I feel that the practice of using highway=emergency_bay on
ways should not be recommended on Map Features.
On 16/09/2020 17.07, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Sep 2020 at 18:00, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> emergency bays are quite common in Italy and Germany when there isn’t an
>> emergency lane.
> Quite common on major highways out here as well.
I'm not sure if I'd call them "common", but they occur in the US also.
(I would guess they're more common on freeways with longer distances
between exits; I seem to mainly notice them on long trips, and not so
much around cities.)