[Tagging] Open Voting on Access Aisle

Alessandro Sarretta alessandro.sarretta at gmail.com
Sat Nov 16 17:37:40 UTC 2019

Thanks Clifford,

I've tried to use your tagging system in an area close where I live. You 
can find here the way (https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/746061718) and 
here a picture from Google Streetview 
Is this what you're proposing?

I think a few mapping examples could help in better understanding the 

On 16/11/19 17:17, Clifford Snow wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 11:22 PM Alessandro Sarretta 
> <alessandro.sarretta at gmail.com <mailto:alessandro.sarretta at gmail.com>> 
> wrote:
>     There are a couple of things that are not totally clear to me:
>       * in general, might these tags apply also to areas, rather than
>         only ways?
> We already have highway=pedestrian. Are you suggesting that we also 
> have highway=pedestrian + pedestrian=access_aisle? I probably wouldn't 
> map an access aisle as an area but I'd be interested in hearing more.

No Clifford, I'm wondering if the area of the access_aisle could be 
mapped as an independent area (polygon instead of line), aside of the 
parking_space area.

>       * I am a bit confused by /accessible_van/. Does it refer to vans
>         instead of cars? In this case I think it is not an information
>         related to the aisle, but to the parking_space. If it is still
>         for disabled persons, shouldn't it be access_aisle=disabled
>         anyway?
> Vans can be equipped with either ramps or lifts to load and unload 
> wheelchairs.  The ramps and lifts require an extra wide space, in the 
> US, it's 8 feet, about 2.4 meters. These vans are quite common in the 
> US. I haven't seen any cars similarly equipped.

If the aisle is for disabled people, I'd use access_aisle=disabled. 
Maybe we can add some quantitative details as width=* to describe the 
extra space.


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