DwarfLord wrote:It suggests to me that, if we don't want drivers to be confused, we mustn't use the Parking Lot type to mark anything that isn't general-purpose parking for the general public.
This is already accepted as best practice
, and had been adopted in the guidelines of many countries.
Flattery will get you everywhere
(and I certainly prefer it to the brass knuckles I got in the Walking Trail thread).
The reason this comes up is because many editors like to mark named
dedicated parking such as university parking ("Snafu University Lot A"), stadium parking ("Fubar Stadium Green Lot"), tourist-attraction parking ("Beach Boardwalk West Lot"), etc.
In fact, worldwide, the Parking-Lot Place is (apparently) commonly used for private, dedicated parking. So much so that, a few months ago, examples indicating otherwise were summarily removed from the Parking-Lot wiki article without any discussion here.
I would be delighted to modify the Parking-Lot Place wiki article to reinforce the "general public, general purpose" principles for Point Places as well as for Area Places; the article currently waffles on Point Places. But, I don't want to put effort into such changes if another editor will just delete them, or if, heaven forbid, I get the brass knuckles again.
Timbones wrote:I'd also like to suggest that the Ps to not appear if the destination is known to have parking, i.e. place has 'Parking for customers' ticked or nav point is on parking lot road.
This is a really fantastic suggestion. I wish I had a way to communicate it to Waze.