[OSM-talk] Informal car parking along streets (country/mountain areas)

Alessandro Sarretta alessandro.sarretta at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 06:50:52 UTC 2021

Dear all,

I've found some parking areas (like this one 
https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/8503092725, here in Mapillary 
https://www.mapillary.com/map/im/GVS1ivHYCWh7feAnZqjFeA) that have been 
added in OSM. They are actually simple widenings of the road (without 
any sign) where people usually park to get to some nearby path (in 
mountainous areas in this case).
I wonder if there is a tag to indicate whether a car park is formally 
such (with horizontal and/or vertical signage) or if it has an 
"informal" meaning, like the examples given.
I see that something similar is used (but not documented) for bikes: 
Do you have any suggestions/experience on whether to include these areas 
as parking spaces, or how to possibly tag them?



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