[Tagging] lanes - is "parking allowed" a parking lane?

Mark Wagner mark+osm at carnildo.com
Fri Nov 20 08:24:06 UTC 2020


In most if not all of the United States, the cars *would* be parked
illegally: most places have a law stating that you can't park on the
side of the road if doing so would obstruct traffic.  For example, from
the Spokane Municipal Code:

> It is unlawful for any person to park, or leave parked, a vehicle
> upon any street or highway within the City unattended in a position
> that it constitutes an obstruction to traffic

-- 
Mark

On Thu, 19 Nov 2020 23:58:27 +0100
Tobias Zwick <osm at westnordost.de> wrote:

> For the smart (the white car), the same rules apply as if it was 
> overtaking the parked cars, it may only pass once the other side is
> free.
> 
> The signs on the right say "no stopping", arrow to the left means "no 
> stopping starts here", arrow to the right means "...and ends here".
> They are just there temporarily, there is some construction or
> something like that.
> 
> Maybe it is difficult to see in the perspective the photo was taken,
> but actually none of the parking cars is parking there illegaly. At
> the sections where stopping is forbidden, there are no parking cars.
> 
> Tobias
> 
> On 19/11/2020 23:22, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Fri, 20 Nov 2020 at 00:22, Tobias Zwick <osm at westnordost.de 
> > <mailto:osm at westnordost.de>> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >     https://westnordost.de/misc/2or1lanes.jpg
> >     <https://westnordost.de/misc/2or1lanes.jpg>
> > 
> >     It is a residential road marked clearly for 2 lanes, so it seems
> >     obvious
> >     to tag it with lanes=2. But on the other hand, you'll notice
> > that there are parking cars on the right side that effectively
> > render the right lane unusable.
> > 
> > 
> > So what happens when somebody wants to drive the other way - & by
> > the direction those parked cars are facing, they must?
> > 
> > Also, what do the signs mean above the parked cars - Red X & white 
> > left-pointing arrow on a blue background? Anything relevant to
> > parking?
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > Graeme
> > 
> > 
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