[Tagging] residents only after hours

Jmapb jmapb at gmx.com
Wed Aug 22 16:42:01 UTC 2018

On 8/22/2018 12:22 PM, Greg Troxel wrote:

> In the US, there are a vast number of places where the public goes (at
> normal hours), and they are not in fact public rights of way.  A typical
> supermarket or other shopping area has parking lots, and footpaths, etc.
> In OSM we typically don't have access tags on them.   But if we did,
> access=permissive is more likely right than access=yes.

I agree, I think this is exactly what access=permissive is for: Nobody's 
guaranteeing your *right* to use this road/toilet/whatever, but best we 
know, nobody's going to stop you. And honestly I predict this is how the 
pedestrian way I was tagging will end up as well -- It's highly unlikely 
the building's going to be posting rent-a-cops all night to make sure 
only residents and their guests are walking through. They just want to 
have a legal standing to chase away anyone who's camping out or 
loitering. Still, the sign's there, and I think the map should reflect 
it. I'll see how it feels over time, and if the signage changes. For now 
I've tagged it as =destination, with the daytime exception. J

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