|A bay outside the main carriageway for boarding/alighting|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
The bus_bay=* key can be used to indicate the presence of a bus bay.
A bus bay must be a bay outside the main carriageway (not included in lane count) and not physically separated. It does not matter whether a bus stop is placed at the bus bay or not. The only criteria a bay along a side of the road being considered a bus bay is that the purpose is to pick up and/or drop off passengers.
If the boarding place is physically separated (splits off) from the main carriageway, make a highway=service for it and do not use this tag unless there is really a bay along the carriageway of highway=service.
The values left and right depend on the direction in which the way is drawn in OpenStreetMap. A value of left means the left-hand side of the road when looking in forward direction, while right means the right-hand side. See Forward & backward, left & right for further explanation about directions and sides.
|both||Both sides of the street have bus bays.|
|right||One bus bay on the right side of the way representing the street.|
|left||One bus bay on the left side of the way representing the street.|
- Proposed_features/bus bay - approved proposal for this key
- Bus lanes
- highway=emergency_bay - emergency bay on a highway