[Tagging] Question about capacity:*=* on parking_space

Lionel Giard lionel.giard at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 09:52:42 UTC 2020


The thing is that disabled=designated is an access (so regulated by law),
and would depend because each country's law vary (not every country enforce
restriction for disabled parking or other type of vehicle...). Thus, it may
be wrong to tag an access when it doesn't exist. While a tag that's only an
attribute describing what type of parking exist, is unambiguous. It may be
parking_space=* or access:*=* , both are "good" for that as they are
unambiguous in their meaning. The only advantage of the second is that it
is already used for amenity=parking and seems coherent to use for the
parking_space in my opinion (even if it is only 1 place). The wiki page
already mention all the different type because there are many other than
disabled (like parent, women, electric charging,...) :


The capacity:*=* tag should not be used alone (as described for any
parking), it is an addition to the capacity=* tag. For example, a place
marked as "capacity=1" and "capacity:disabled=1" means that the 1 capacity
is disabled. A better example is for an amenity=parking, you have a parking
with "capacity=12" and "capacity:disabled=3" it means 3 of the 12 parking
space are disabled.
Theoretically, all parking_space should be capacity=1 (and if necessary
capacity:*=*) but the advantage (as mentioned above) is that it would use
the same tagging than for amenity=parking. Thus we wouldn't use two
different scheme for the same thing.

Le ven. 17 janv. 2020 à 09:52, PanierAvide <panieravide at riseup.net> a
écrit :

> Hello Lionel,
> I totally agree with that, I never understood this special treatment of
> amenity=parking_space, and so I'm using capacity:*=* with that. My use case
> is for disabled people parking spaces : just look for capacity:disabled=*
> and you're good to go, whatever it is a parking or parking_space.
> Best regards,
> Adrien P.
> Le 17/01/2020 à 09:36, Lionel Giard a écrit :
> Hello everyone,
> I saw that on the parking_space wiki page it says that we shouldn't use
> capacity:*=* on parking_space, and instead use the access tag. But why is
> this the case? It seems logical to use capacity:disabled=* on a
> parking_space for disabled people or capacity:charging=* on a parking_space
> for electric vehicles that are charging. And there is not always legal
> access linked to these "special" parking spaces (e.g. I don't think there
> are many places regulating parking on parents' parking spaces in the law).
> It seems strange to forbid this, while promoting the tagging of
> "capacity=*". ^_^
> I therefore propose to change this description to favour this tagging
> (when useful) instead of prohibiting it. What do you think about this?
> Kind Regards,
> Lionel
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