[Tagging] parking spaces limited to cars (no busses, trucks, etc.)

Stefan Bethke stb at lassitu.de
Sat Apr 30 23:56:44 BST 2011

Am 30.04.2011 um 16:51 schrieb David Murn:

> On Sat, 2011-04-30 at 15:10 +0200, Stefan Bethke wrote:
>> Am 30.04.2011 um 12:10 schrieb M∡rtin Koppenhoefer:
>>> 2011/4/29 Stefan Bethke <stb at lassitu.de>:
>>>> It appears that people have been using "car" as a key for this purpose.  Should I use that, and add an appropriate entry below motorcar=*?
>>> -1
>>> IMHO motorcar should be defined as automobile/car, and not be used as
>>> a generic term including busses, hgv, goods and other. If we had car
>>> and motorcar parallelly this would create a lot of confusion.
>> Then what would a proper classification look like?
>> According to tagstat:
>> Tag             Usage
>> vehicle         22618
>> motor_vehicle   42743
>> motorcar       209720
>> car              1475
>> bus             42842
>> hgv             45609
>> goods           16948
>> To properly represent German law (sign 251 "cars and other multiple
>> tracked vehicles not allowed") we need a tag for all two-tracked
>> vehicles (currently "motorcar"), plus we need tag specifically for
>> just cars.
> Maybe the alternative is to instead tag that its only suitable for
> single-tracked vehicles (ie. access=no motorbike=yes) rather than trying
> to figure out what isnt allowed?  From how I read the discussion that
> seems to be the problem?

My concrete problem is a parking lot that only cars are allowed to use, but not trucks nor busses (technically, parking is allowed for two track vehicles with no trailers, not exceeding a gross mass of 3.5 tonnes).  Reading the Key:access page, I did not find a way to express that, as it appears that there is no tag specifically for cars, only for all other kinds of vehicles.  I believe that certain roads and parking spaces all over the place are regularly limited to cars as opposed to trucks, etc. so it would be great if a tag could be found with which to express "only cars".


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