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

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 14:04:49 UTC 2021

On Tue, 5 Jan 2021 at 05:04, Stefan Tauner <stefan.tauner at gmx.at> wrote:

I have the feeling people discuss their own experiences with US/western
> motorway restaurants and service areas where truckers often have a
> dedicated parking space to sleep rather than rest areas as they are
> documented in the wiki.

I think that is what has happened.  Especially as we have a tag
for service areas (known as "rest areas" in the US).  We have a
cultural/language problem in that USAians wanted to map their
service areas, which they know as rest areas, and found a tag
for rest areas.

> Maybe I am confused but I think everybody else is! :D

Not everybody else.  I agree with your interpretation.  We can
be confused together.

Of course, even if everyone else becomes as confused as
we are, that leads us to a lot of mistagged service areas
in the US.  Or we decide that rest area tagging outside
the US has to be replaced with a new tag to mean "just
a place for resting without services and probably no toilet."
Either way, a lot of re-tagging.

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