[Tagging] Electric scooter parking

Jan Michel jan at mueschelsoft.de
Sat Aug 8 14:13:36 UTC 2020

On 08.08.20 15:30, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> sent from a phone
>> On 8. Aug 2020, at 14:48, Jan Michel 
>> <jan at mueschelsoft.de> wrote:
>> amenity=parking + vehicle=no + motorcycle=yes + kick_scooter(*)=ye
> this doesn’t allow for bicycles to be parked. It also doesn’t seem to be 
> a subtype of parking. If it would be just for motorcycles and 
> kick_scooters, why not
> amenity=motorcycle_parking
> kick_scooter=yes ?

Because this gives too many options on how to tag parking for 
kick_scooters depending on what other vehicles are allowed as well:

amenity=parking + kick_scooter = yes
amenity=bicycle_parking + kick_scooter = yes
amenity=motorcycle_parking + kick_scooter = yes
and last but not least the scooter-only parking where none of the three 
options above applies.

That will just be a mess of tags nobody can actually use - orders of 
magnitude worse than having one common tag for all motorized vehicle 
parking and access tags for individual vehicle types.

>> amenity=small_vehicle_parking  + motorcycle=yes + kick_scooter(*)=yes
> not sure what a “small vehicle” is supposed to be. 
Needs to be defined, like any other new tag. What is a 'kick_scooter'? 
With a motor? without a motor? with a tiny seat?
Most likely it will boil down to something like single-tracked, open 
vehicle for two people at most.

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