[OSM-talk-ie] Tag for lay by

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Fri Feb 27 14:39:25 UTC 2015

On Fri, 2015-02-27 at 13:33 +0000, Karl Newsletters wrote:
> Could I also suggest  highway=rest_area
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Drest_area if the area is
> meant to be used as a lay-by (e.g where you could pull in for a longer stop)
> If it is a bigger loop, i.e. they have straightened the road and just left
> a loop or "ox-bow" (inter cert geography -how are ye!). How about adding
> disused=yes to the usual  highway tag?

That would imply that the road is not accessible, whereas in reality
these become lay-bys, where you can park to go for a walk, a bike ride,
or just for a rest. I would tend to tag them as highway=service,
service=parking_aisle and mark them with either a parking node, or a
parking area if big enough. 

Phil (trigpoint)

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