[Tagging] RFC: service=? for all highway=service (service=parking needed, primarily, I think)

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 23:56:24 UTC 2020

On Tue, 4 Aug 2020 at 01:10, Matthew Woehlke <mwoehlke.floss at gmail.com>

> It's also often unclear if an otherwise undesignated road with
> provides access to, or navigation of, a larger area (consider a mall
> perimeter road as an example), should be a "driveway".
> *If* we need a tag (on which note, I'll point at Jason's list), what
> about something as simple as "service=access"?

I've always called those =driveway, but yes, =access would work

Parking lot access roads are a common example; I don't really feel that
> these are "driveways", but I also prefer to reserve "parking_aisle" for
> ways that actually *have* parking spaces along them.

I agree, but then you get ones like these (as always, Google just used for
imagery, not mapping!)

Main through road across the front of the shopping centre, with
parking_aisles opening off it, put with a dozen or so specialised parking
spaces (disabled, ambulance, reserved, electric vehicle charging) on it -
does that change it from "access" to another parking aisle?


Rear "access" road, intended for trucks to reach the loading docks, store
rubbish & industrial bins etc, but also with marked parking spaces

What is a parking *isle*? I wonder how many of these are typos for
> "aisle"...

I'd also go for typo

> service=driveway/drive-through -> Service way for access to a fuel station
> IMHO, a drive-through is a very specific type of way which involves a
> service window. *Maybe* you could argue for that in case of a
> full-service fuel station, but I wouldn't use it otherwise. (Note:
> "drive through" implies that the vehicle will engage in stopping but no
> standing or parking.)

No, driveway/-through is good for a fuel station, as well as anywhere else
that you don't get out of your car to be served eg take-away, car wash,
bottle shop (liquor store)


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