I have personal experience with this in Mexico, but I am sure that it takes place in other places as well. It is very common for buses in Mexico not to have stops, you just go up anywhere along the route, and flag a bus down when they drive by. You can also get off anywhere along the route by hitting the stop button.

How should these be mapped?

I feel like the current system is more designed for bus systems like in the United States which have official stops, and drive between those stops.

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Hi Sunfishtommy, it’s possible to make a bus stop in any sparsely populated countryside, just by asking or flagging, as Escada stated. The Scandinavian countries use both systems just for the convenience of the inhabitants. Designated stops for goods and parcels and in between for people. And no problem to take a bike along so bike=yes. Ill add the official stops and a stops on request with a a key and value, like busstop=request or stop=yes. But that should belong to the tag list Forum, tagging@openstreetmap.org

(14 Nov '14, 22:12) Hendrikklaas

It is not required to have busstops, so just go ahead and map the bus routes. If you can go on/off a bus everywhere along the route, it means that the whole route is a busstop. So I assume one doesn't map bus stops at all then

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