Tag:highway=bus_guideway

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Description
A busway that is side guided "rails like", not suitable for other traffic. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
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Group: Highways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Implies
Useful combination
Wikidata
Status: approvedPage for proposal

The tag highway=bus_guideway is used to map a busway that is side guided "rails like" for the exclusive use of guided buses, not suitable for other traffic.

Guided buses are buses steered for part or all of their route by external means, usually on a dedicated "track" or guideway. This guideway, which often parallels existing roads, excludes all other traffic, permitting the maintenance of reliable schedules on heavily used corridors even during rush hours.

Guidance systems can be either physical, such as kerbs (in American and Canadian English, "curbs"), or remote, such as optical or radio guidance.

Do not use this on normal paved roadways that are designated for buses only.

One correct tagging for those is highway=service, access=no, bus=designated, service=busway. (use bus=private if only some specific subset of buses is allowed).

bus guideway

Tagging

Tag Description Example
highway=bus_guideway
name=* Name of the guideway (if applicable).
operator=* Name of operator if known.
access=no
bus=designated

See also

  • lanes:bus=* / lanes:psv=* - Total number of lanes marked on the way as reserved for buses / Total number of lanes marked on the way as reserved for Public Service Vehicles (buses, taxis etc.)
  • bus:lanes=* / psv:lanes=* - For describing the legal accessibility by Public Service Vehicles (bus) per lane / For describing the legal accessibility by Public Service Vehicles (bus and taxi) per lane
  • bus_bay=* - A bus bay outside the main carriageway for boarding/alighting
  • highway=busway - proposal for mapping other busways which are not guideways.
  • highway=service + service=busway - alternative tagging for other busways which are not guideways.

Weblinks

[W] Guided bus on Wikipedia