[Tagging] highway=services/rest_area

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Fri Apr 20 15:18:20 BST 2012

Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:

> Am 20. April 2012 14:21 schrieb Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk>:
> > I think Wikipedia is very wrong on that one, and we really should
> not
> > follow it.
> +1, we might even think of correcting it in WP.
> > To give the impression that you will get fuel, food or drink at a
> rest
> > area is misleading. A rest area is a place to stop (to rest), that
> may
> > have a WC, picnic tables, somewhere maybe to set up a barbeque but
> no
> > 'services' are available.
> >
> > At a service area you can also get fuel, there will be a shop and
> > cafeteria/restaurants.
> +1, it is the same situation in Germany, Italy and probably mostly
> anywhere.
> Cheers,
> Martin
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In the USA, you have the same distinction between service areas and rest areas.  In addition, there will sometimes be "parking areas", meaning that there will be a parking lot but no restrooms or other amenities.  Fortunately, "parking areas" are rare.

John F. Eldredge --  john at jfeldredge.com
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