|Used to indicate that some functionality may be (or needs to be) activated by pressing a button.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
button_operated=yes/no is used to indicate that some functionality may be (or needs to be) activated by pressing a button.
This is frequently used for traffic lights which are located near pedestrian crossings. It can also be used for automatic doors or similar features.
Note that in case of pedestrian crossings it may be quite hard to check whatever button is actually doing anything. It may even change during depending on time of day or other factors. It means that button_operated=yes in case of traffic lights means rather "there is a button that may activate something or do nothing at all" rather that it was confirmed that pressing button certainly has some effect.
crossing=traffic_signals for tagging pedestrian crossings
- https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/28/us/placebo-buttons-elevators-crosswalks.html https://www.citylab.com/life/2015/09/ask-citylab-do-walk-buttons-actually-do-anything/400760/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/lauriewinkless/2017/10/27/does-pushing-the-button-at-a-crossing-actually-do-anything/#825548640107 https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-23869955