Last edited: 02.04.2019
1. Add new route
- 1.1 Go to the “Routes directory” and make sure that you have chosen the desired city. If your city is not in the database, enter its name in the search box and click "Add routes in new city X". In 2 days your city will be added in the database and all corresponding routes will be transferred to its directory.
- 1.2 If the route number is not yet in our database, click “Add new route”.
- 1.3 Fill in the text fields, following the format (use the “gear” button to take data from the existing route).
- 1.4 Add forward and reverse directions.
- 1.4.1 Select or create, a stop, if it's not in the correct location
- 1.4.2 Include stops in the route one by one
- 1.4.3 If the stop was mistakenly included in the route, it can be excluded
- 1.4.4 If the line between 2 stops is inaccurate, you need to fix it using different modes of constructing lines
- 1.4.5 If the route is not circular, click “Edit” in the block “reverse direction” and follow the same steps
- 1.5 Confirm your entry and press “Send to moderation”. You can find a list of your edits in the user profile.
- 1.6 You are allowed to add inactive routes on Wikiroutes which once were active.
Done! Your edit gets the votes. When it reaches the minimum number of “for” votes, it will appear in the directory.
2. Edit route
- 2.1 Go to the route where you want to add information or correct the mistakes and click “Edit”.
- 2.2 All the steps are the same as in the instruction for adding a new route (see above)
- 2.3 After sending to moderation, you will see your edit with visible changes. You can review your edits, while on the vote. Votes, however, will be reset.
- 2.4 If your edit reaches 10 votes “For”, it will be posted in the directory; if it receives 10 votes “Against”, it will be rejected. Check for comments until the end of voting — the community may indicate some errors
3. Other rules for editing routes
- 3.1 When editing a route, changing the mode of transport is allowed only in situations of bus->minibus and vice versa. And only in situations when the original mode of transport was indicated incorrectly. In all other cases it is prohibited. You need to mark the current route inactive and create a new one.
- 3.2 If there are duplicated lines in the city list of routes (with the same numbers), the route with a higher ID number must be deleted.
- 3.3 In situations when the route has more than 2 trips (outbound and inbound), i.e. additional seasonal trips (e.g. on weekends, summer) which differ from those 2 common trips, it is forbidden to separate them into a new route. Instead, write the details in the text field called additional information.
- 3.3.1 The same rule applies to park trips. You are not allowed to create a new route for them
- 3.3.2. The rule does not apply to rail transport (subways, trains, trams, monorails)
- 3.4 It is forbidden to edit inactive routes, except for correcting stops and such text fields as: Route type, Cities, Itinerary, Color, Transport Classes.
- 3.5 It is allowed to add temporary, one-day, school, shuttle, service and customized transport routes.
- 3.6 You can add routes on Wikiroutes website that once were closed and are not currently in service.
- 3.7 Routes that were once added on Wikiroutes after their launch plans were announced but they never really launched, are not deleted from the site.
- 3.8 It is allowed to add and edit routes, the launch or changes of which were previously announced on the official websites of transit agencies or in the media.
- 3.9 If the route becomes inactive, it is prohibited to delete any information in text fields or remove stops, except for situations in which the data was updated to the current state at the time of route deactivation.
- 3.10 If the route goes through a city that is part of another larger city, it is allowed to specify both cities in the "Cities" text field. Example: Peterhof is a city inside a Saint-Petersburg's district thus Peterhof routes can also belong to Saint-Petersburg.
- 3.11 It is allowed to include in the route only official stops at which the transport must stop. The fact that the transport stops in other places can be reflected in the "Additional information" field.