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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Mon Jan 4 17:34:25 UTC 2021

Jan 4, 2021, 17:50 by baloo at ursamundi.org:

> On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 5:02 AM Stefan Tauner <> stefan.tauner at gmx.at> > wrote:
>> On Mon, 4 Jan 2021 00:53:40 -0800
>>  stevea <>> steveaOSM at softworkers.com>> > wrote:
>>  > If I were a cyclist, I might feel differently if it were miserably-raining or hot-as-Hades, but Goodna Creek Rest Stop looks like more of a joke than what I would call a “Rest Stop.”  I do not mean to offend, and I realize that automobile operators pulling into “my” California Rest Stop can use the restroom, fill a canteen, buy.a reasonably-priced ice cream bar (frozen pretty solid, even on a hot day) and make a phone call, all while the kids are running the dog and filling his water bowl after they clean up after him.  THAT’S a rest stop.  You can even do this if you are a cyclist (and the road allows cyclists, some do).
>>  > 
>>  > It would seem that in Australia and Italy, an entirely unique tag must be invented, or perhaps simply the individual amenities (building=roof, bicycle_parking=6 might be “all she wrote” for Goodna Creek) can be included on a node, nodes or tiny (beach-towel sized?) closed way.
>>  When I read the first mail in this thread I was imagining more complete
>>  rest areas as well like what you would find in Germany and Austria if
>>  they are newly built: >> https://www.google.com/search?q=radweg+rastplatz&tbm=isch
> I wouldn't call that a rest area.  Picnic area, sure.
+1 it is a picnic site / picnic table, not a rest area.

And we have tags for that.

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