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Bus lane in the vicinity of Machida Sta.jpg
Specifies no legal access for public transport buses, OR that buses do not stop here. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Restrictions
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A bus is a large motor vehicle used for public transport of passengers.

In most countries a bus is a larger public service vehicle or public transport vehicle used to transport passengers, with more than 9 or 12 seating positions, but the specific definition may vary by location. Long-distance and inter-city bus and coach=* vehicles may or may not be included. Trolleybuses are usually included.

There are two uses of this tag: 1) to specify legal access restrictions for buses. 2) to specify the type of passenger public transport vehicle that uses a stop or station.

Also see the more common access tag psv=* which includes public transport buses as well as other public service vehicles.

Sinnbild Kraftomnibus.svg bus=* (a bus acting as a public service vehicle)

For values see access=*.

How to Map

As an access tag

Add this tag to roads, lanes, parking lots or other features which do not allow public transport buses.

  • the original use of bus=*, since mid-2009, is as an Access tag, with values such as yes, designated and no
  • Add bus=no to a feature where access by public transport buses is prohibited.
  • See Access for other possible values

To specify the use of a public transport bus stop or platform

See also

  • access=* - general access restrictions
  • psv=* - common tag for all public transport motor vehicles, including minibuses, buses, and possibly shared taxis and taxis.
  • trolleybus=* - specific tag for trolleybuses.
  • tourist_bus=* - less common access tag for buses which are not public-transport buses.
  • coach=* - uncommon access tag for long-distance buses, usually between different towns or cities
  • lanes:psv=* - to mark the travel lanes reserved for all PSV on a way.
  • lanes:bus=* - to mark the travel lanes reserved for buses only on a way.
  • oneway:psv=* - to override oneway=* for PSV vehicles
  • oneway:bus=* - to override oneway=* for buses only