[Tagging] parking

Randy rwtnospam-newsgp at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 8 22:20:23 GMT 2009

Roy Wallace wrote:

>On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 7:13 AM, Randy 
><rwtnospam-newsgp at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>I think access=destination is natural and expresses concisely "you can
>>>park here if you are visiting an associated business".
>>That sounds good to me, as well.
>So... access=destination seems to have some support. My issue is that
>its use doesn't really reflect the wiki definition - which, at the
>moment, is only really explained in relation to highways. At the
>moment, access=destination is defined as "the public has right of
>access only if this is the only road to your destination." For
>access=destination to be extended to parking areas, I think this would
>need to be changed to something like: "the public may access/use this
>entity only if it is necessary to do so in order to get to your
>Is this sufficient?
>Secondly, Peter asked "How should we tag a private corporate employee
>car park ... where there are staff car parks and patient car pars and
>they are different." This is a good point, and it can't be expressed
>with access=destination. This is another reason why I'm still leaning
>towards introducing parking=*, in which case the carpark for staff
>would be parking=staff and for patients, parking=customer.
>Thoughts? Change the definition of access=destination or introduce 

On further thought, while I'm OK with either approach, I think 
"amenity=parking, parking=customer" is a better way to go than bending 
access=destination to fit the issue. It seems a little closer to what 
seems to be a best practice in other areas.

And, it does establish a structure for other potential parking 
restrictions, if they come up, such as "parking=student" "parking=staff" 
and "parking=visitor" at a college, Or even "parking=A" where only those 
with an "A" lot sticker are allowed. That may be a little too cryptic for 
a tag, but I think it makes the point. This would also set the system up 
for something like "parking:max_time=1hr".

Well, now I've totally talked myself out of supporting 
"access=destination" in favor of "amenity=parking, parking=*".

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