Talk:Tag:amenity=bicycle rental

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Every train station in Europe has something like a Velostation where you can rent a bike for a fews days, providing an ID card and a fee. --Gummibaerli 10:43, 19 August 2007 (BST)

Every is perhaps over-estimated  :)--PhilippeP 13:20, 19 August 2007 (BST)
My current opinion is that a Velostation should be taggued with shop=bicycle_rental. But a Vélib station is not a shop and could be taggued using amenity key. Maybe we should clarify this on the proposition. What do you think ? --Wawet76 18:21, 21 August 2007 (BST)

Then you have the Vélib'[1] and Co madness, which are decentralized system where you pick a bike for a half an hour or so. But you have to join the system first and need a credit card. --Gummibaerli 10:43, 19 August 2007 (BST)

Adding a tag type=self/... maybe to differenciate ??--PhilippeP 13:20, 19 August 2007 (BST)
Or simply leaving the network argument empty ? --Wawet76 18:21, 21 August 2007 (BST)

I think we would need something like class=free for bicycle rental. In vienna all bikesharing stations are already included to OSM by the bicycle_rental tag, network citybike Vienna. Foreign people would not know that those bikes are free to rent for up to 1 hour time. Or are all amentity=bicycle_rental supposed to be for free (limited time)? While shop=bicycle_rental is used for commercial bike rentals?--Extremecarver 09:57, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

If there is no rent to pay this is not the tag for you. It is explicitly stated that "bicycle_rental" (as also the tag itself states) needs a rent to be paid. See below: Bad choice of Key. --Dieterdreist 12:37, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

"spaces" vs. "capacity"

IMO, "spaces" should be "capacity", in line with amenity=parking and amenity=bicycle_parking --achadwick 22:02, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

  • So any objections to me doing this? --achadwick 12:48, 13 February 2009 (UTC) Update: well, I've done it. Be bold and all that; let me know if you have any objections. --achadwick 13:05, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

"network" → "operator"?

Is the current page's recommendation of network=* sufficiently different from the established usage of operator=* to warrant a different tag? network=* is currently undefined in this Wiki, however there's an abandoned proposal for network=* with a conflicting meaning. IMO, we should use operator=* for this amenity in place of network=* --achadwick 22:10, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

  • The link given by network=* now goes to a proposal with a completely conflicting meaning. Given that the meanings are the sameOkay, maybe not...! --achadwick 17:28, 17 June 2009 (UTC), I've switched the main page to suggesting operator=*, which retains approximately the same meaning. --achadwick 13:05, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
  • The french mailing list proposed to use both (Network and Operator). For Paris, "network=Vélib'" and "operator=JCDecaux", sticking to the meaning of "network" and "operator". Most important is network of course. It would be nice also to User:Sebek 12 Jun 2009
I restored the original "network" tag as it was the key used during the validation process. Use operator=* only for the operating company, not for a trademark. -- Pieren 20:02, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for responding, guys. "validation"=="voting"? I don't have strong beliefs in the validity of voting in the wiki, but I do accept data that people have entered into the map in argument: and [2] looks plausible :) The node-and-area meaning of network=* established right here needs to be written up on its own page, I think: it'll be useful elsewhere. That said, maybe the key should be trade_mark=* or brand=*... :) --achadwick 17:28, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

specifying the possibility to pay

In the velocity and other community bike rental system, only a limited number of station offer the possibility to pay (credit card usually) - this should be indicated on the station. What could we use? vending=yes or vending=subscription? We may also want to add the type of payment accepted using for example payment:coins=yes and so on... FranCk 11:31, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Yes, don't use "vending" because this is not about any "sale", it is about "rent". Go for payment=*. --Dieterdreist 12:37, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Bad choice of Key

In all cases that this is used for "bike-sharing" this is a bad choice for the key for several reasons: first because most bike-sharings are free of cost or offer bikes for a low fee, so "rent" does either not apply to them at all or is missleading (the scope is mostly not making money by offering bikes for "rent" but offering a sustainable means of transport and reduce traffic and parked cars, etc.). These services are also very well known under the term "bike sharing" and putting them under bike rental makes them less easily retrievable in the wiki and leads to wrong intuitive interpretations. I suggest to use amenity=bike_sharing or sth. similar instead. --Dieterdreist 12:37, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

see also

Vote (moved from main page)

  • I approve this proposal. --orgoz 11:50, 31 August 2007 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. FredB 11:54, 31 August 2007 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. PeterIto 12:20, 31 August 2007 (BST), with observation that bike rental within bike shop is the same problem as car parkings within shopping centre. We need a relationship to associate an amenity with a larger entity but Frederik is leading on that. Also toilet within shopping centre etc.
  • I approve this proposal, with reservations: the tag should cover all types of bike rental. Even if it isn't done explicitly, I'm afraid the name of the tag will make people do it accedently :( --Kleptog 12:13, 31 August 2007 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. with the same reservation as Kleptog, it should be clarified in the description of the tag that it is an automated station and not a shop. --PhilippeP 12:37, 31 August 2007 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. Axel584 12:59, 31 August 2007 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. TomChance 14:29, 31 August 2007 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. --David.earl 15:39, 31 August 2007 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. --Hleroy 17:04, 31 August 2007 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. --Alban 18:43, 31 August 2007 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. --Andrewpmk 01:58, 1 September 2007 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. --Metehyi 14:02, 1 September 2007 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. --MikeCollinson 15:37, 2 September 2007 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. --Gregoryw 18:20, 3 September 2007 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. --Ryra6453 12:17, 4 September 2007 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. -- motp 23:01, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Similar to bike rental or sharing but restricted to registered volunteers : Cycling Without Age

There is a growing "movement" that offers residents on elderly people's homes trips in rickshaws. It is called Cycling Without Age, and has spread to more than 20 nations. Would it make sense to map them on OpenStreetMap ? Currently the system uses a Google Map overlay (I think). See the (somewhat outdated) map on the front page of Could one use a tag of service:bicycle:rental and attach it to the POI of the elderly people's home ? Other suggestions ? MortenLange (talk) 10:14, 28 May 2016 (UTC)