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Public-images-osm logo.svg parking = lane
20201001-parking-streetside 01.jpg
Parking on the carriageway, including partially on it. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: parking
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)may be used on relations
See also
Status: de facto

This tag is used to explicitly map parking on the carriageway. Such parking areas essentially take up a part of the surface area of the road, usually with the cars parked parallel to the traffic direction; hence the tag-value lane. Such parking areas often lack explicit signage, but can be delineated by road markings.

schematic representation of parking=lane (left) and parking=street_side (right) parking. For illustrative purposes the highway shown here is rendered with its carriageway drawn from kerb to kerb

How to map

Draw the area where the cars can park, and tag it with amenity=parking and parking=lane.

Keep in mind though that this is a form of micro-mapping that requires a high degree of precision to be effective. Mappers may consider using the regular street parking scheme instead, where the parking area is not drawn, but implied byrelevant tags on the highway way with parking:left=*, parking:right=* or parking:both=*.

When not to use

For explicitly mapped parking areas alongside streets (but not directly on the carriageway), use parking=street_side.


Rendering in most cartographic styles follows that of other amenity=parking types such as parking=surface. In OpenStreetMap Carto, the blue P is rendered slightly smaller than that of larger parking features:

Parking=lane in Carto 20210925.png

See also

  • Street parking – Parking along streets. Places on the tracks where cars are allowed to park
  • parking=street_side – Area suitable or designated for parking, which is directly adjacent to the carriageway of a road and can be reached directly from the roadway without having to use an access way