|parking = lane|
|Parking on the carriageway, including partially on it.|
|Rendering in OSM Carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
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.
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 can consider using the regular street parking scheme instead, where the parking area is not drawn, but implied by the relevant tags on the highway line 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:
- 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