[Tagging] Highway=rest_area on bicycle or foot routes ?
witwall3 at disroot.org
Sat Jan 2 17:00:30 UTC 2021
On Sat, Jan 02, 2021 at 02:03:33PM +0000, Jeremy Harris wrote:
> On 02/01/2021 13:36, Paul Allen wrote:
> > it would be nice to have a good way of indicating those short lengths of
> > road are a layby.
> Just stick a node on the road with "amenity=parking" "parking=layby" ?
Or just parking=layby ?
I have just checked the latest josm, and confirmed that there is no tag
for layby. Looking at
"These areas are also commonly referred to as rest stops, turnouts, or
"In the UK, lay-bys are marked with a blue-background "P" symbol,
identical to that used for parking areas. The most common variety is a
simple, ..." 
So that wiki page includes laybys as rest_areas, so the josm authors can
perhaps be forgiven for thinking that there is no (need for) a
separate layby tag.
But I think the vast majority of UK mappers would disagree.
I think parking=layby is quite well established, but perhaps
a subtag rest_area=layby might fit. I think I have done that before now.
But it would be good to come to some agreement, update the wiki and
ask the editor authors to include laybys in their presets.
 Not all laybys are marked with a blue-background "P" .
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