Proposed features/service=parking

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Status: Proposed (under way)
Proposed by: DavidDean
Tagging: service=parking
RFC start: 29 Jan 2018
Vote start: 12 Jan 2018


Rather than tagging the main service way through a parking lot with just a bare highway=service, with no service=* tag, it would be better to tag it as service=parking.


Without an appropriate service=* tag, it is difficult for data consumers and QA tools (like StreetComplete) to know if a particular service road is providing access to parking, or if it just hasn't been tagged yet with the appropriate service tag (like service=driveway, service=drive_thru, service=alley, etc.). This would work in tandem with service=parking_aisle which denotes subordinate parking ways.


This approach is already used on the map, as evidenced by taginfo.

One example from overpass including service=parking and service=parking_aisle is here.


Main parking ways should be tagged with highway=service, and service=parking. Subordinate parking ways should be tagged with highway=service, and service=parking_aisle. The surrounding area should be tagged with amenity=parking.

Applies to

Ways, less likely to affect nodes and relations.


Rendered as current highway=service with no service tag (thicker than service=parking_aisle).

Features/Pages affected

Changes will have to be made to the following pages:

External discussions

An email has been sent to the tagging mailing list, and should appear here shortly.

This is also the subject of an issue for the StreetComplete App here


Please comment on the discussion page.