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Hi there

I have been mapping at my university recently, and even after spending some time on the Key:parking:lane page on the OSM wiki, I am not exactly sure how to tag a lane that:

  • has marked parking spaces;
  • is open Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 21:00;
  • is only for people having a permit delivered by the university.

For a parking lot, it is fairly easy using amenity=parking, parking=surface, access=private and opening_hours=Mo-Fr 07:00-21:00. However, with lanes, the system is different and according to the wiki page, using the key parking:condition:both:time_interval=* will make it necessary to use parking:condition:both:default=* for outside the opening hours, for which I am not sure what value to use (maybe "no"?).

Using the key opening_hours=* for the lane would be a problem as the street is still accessible out of those parking hours.

The way I am talking about is this one, so you can see my attempt at it.


asked 31 Aug '13, 06:31

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I'm not an expert at the parking:lane tag but the example page has various cases where a time_interval is specified without a default key. So I guess it is correct to specify no default at all. Yet there is no clear definition what this means. The proposals talk page has some sections about the default condition but they are either just the same examples as already mentioned or just wild guesses but nothing specific. Taginfo just shows two values for the default key, free and disc. I guess the best option is to ask on a tagging mailing list or at the wiki talk page.

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answered 31 Aug '13, 07:45

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Ok, I did not see that there was an example page. This does help a bit, and this conversation does explain why the default is no parking. I will then delete the default I used in this particular case as it is "no parking". Cheers!

(01 Sep '13, 02:19) stephane-gui...

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