Talk:Proposed features/highway=ferry link

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Why it requires special tag?

What about using normal roads, like highway=tertiary? Bulwersator (talk) 17:11, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Can we get examples?

I am unconvinced by merit of adding special case highway value, but I admit that I know almost nothing about ferries. Can author of proposal show us locations that would benefit from this special case tag? Bulwersator (talk) 17:52, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Description of service

I don't think we should interpret the words at highway=service in the strictest sense; they're an old helpful guideline written just with good intentions, not an exhaustive list. Like the big paved areas on industrial lots, the last bits of asphalt when driving into a ferry are for access to a ... (ferry) - and for random port authority vehicles roaming inside the harbour while doing their job, like you'd find on many other service roads. Somebody suggested to add service=ferry, which IMO seems like the best solution to help routing software; although this same "problem" would be present on car shuttle train loading ramps, too, so a more general word would be even better (is there any?). One more point is that the bigger ferries often only run once a day, or even less frequently, so for good routing the ferries anyway deserve some special handling. Alv (talk) 10:20, 11 November 2013 (UTC)