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In South Asia, we have auto rickshaws (three-wheelers) that provide the taxi service.

There are special "Auto stands" meant for these three-wheelers only: where car taxis (or private vehicles of any kind) are not allowed to park.

This is usually a strip of land on the side of a road, where up to 10 autos line up and wait for passengers. So this stand is best represented as an "area" (closed way) on the map.

Question is, how to tag such a "Auto stand"?

asked 15 Oct '15, 19:27

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edited 09 Aug '16, 11:25

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This looks to be basically a type of taxi service.

I would tag it as such and add a sub-tag so that people can distinguish this from a standard taxi service. There is already a suggested usage of motorcar=no and motorcycle=yes for motorcycle taxis, so I'd apply a similar set of tags of motorcar=no and rickshaw=yes (the latter appears to largely used as a highway access tag). The taxi tag is used for access, so an alternative would be taxi_type or taxi:type with values of motorcycle, rickshaw etc.

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answered 16 Oct '15, 12:27

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Sounds reasonable to me, but I'd suggest autorickshaw=yes (or cyclerickshaw=yes) to differentiate motor and pedal powered rickshaws.

(17 Oct '15, 06:17) keithonearth

@keithonearth Good point, the details are best worked out by people who encounter them in daily life.

(17 Oct '15, 09:16) SK53 ♦

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