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

Matthew Woehlke mwoehlke.floss at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 11:41:49 UTC 2020

On 03/08/2020 19.56, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Aug 2020 at 01:10, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>> 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.
> 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?

Maybe. It's possible I'd tag that as a parking_aisle. The point was more 
though that I wouldn't use parking_aisle for something that *doesn't* 
have parking spaces.

>> 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)

"Anywhere else that you don't get out of your car to be served" is 
effectively what I proposed, but (at least in the US, nearly all) fuel 
stations do *not* meet that criteria.


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