[Tagging] Highway=rest_area on bicycle or foot routes ?

Stefan Tauner stefan.tauner at gmx.at
Fri Jan 1 16:30:51 UTC 2021

On Fri, 1 Jan 2021 17:17:10 +0100
Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can we use highway=rest_area on foot ro cycle routes.
> I am talking about dedicated spaces with benches, (sometimes) tables,
> (sometimes) information panels.No food sold, no restaurant, no toilet.
> An example <https://www.mapillary.com/map/im/2e2tV7cWmqBYZQ_4dDHoJw> along
> an ex-railway (reconverted ex.platform).
> We have them frequently here as they are mandatory on new cycle routes. SO
> fr I only mapped (sometimes) the bench or table or panel, but not the area.

While I think that highway=rest_area would actually be very fitting,
its current definition and usage AFAIK is very car-focused. I would
recommend using tourism=picnic_site which is basically a rest_area but
for humans ;)

Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner

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