Parking Lot Place
Parking Lot Place/en
Parking Lot Places are always drawn as an Area. It is a sub-category on its own. A Parking Lot Place should be a distinctly-marked area where cars can park, separated from the road and with its own driveable segments. If the car parking spaces are accessed directly from the road, this is on-street parking and should not be mapped, whether or not there are car park signs.
Parking Lot Road segments should be added, but only the minimal amount required to allow navigation into and out of the car park.
Distinctive and Significant
Overuse of Area Places quickly leads to map clutter. A Parking-Lot Area Place must mark a parking facility that would be distinctive and significant to passing drivers, including those not seeking parking. Parking that does not satisfy this principles shall not be marked with the Parking Lot Area Place.
Primary lot type
- Public is the default parking lot type. A public parking lot is open accessible to everyone, during opening hours, for at least short-term use (paid or not) by the general public. People who park here are entitled to exit and enter this area.
- Restricted: some restriction apply (only for customers, vistors, etc of a nearby place). Restricted type parking lot places are - at the moment - not showing up in the search results / are not presented as alternative parking. If it is important - depends on the situation - to get a Restricted type of parking on the search results then better choose Public. Make sure then to indicate well the restriction in the naming eg Parking Patienten Oncologie.
- Private: only accessible to a specific group (residents, employees, ...). Private parking lots don't show up in the search results.
Parking Lots Names
Use the commonly used name such as “Quick Parking Zaventem”. Names like "Parking de l’Hôpital Saint-Luc" could be used for restricted parking lots.
Do not use completely generic names such as "Parking" or "Public Parking" for anonymous parking facilities. If a Parking Lot has no specific name, leave the name field empty, but don't forget to set the street and city fields. This should be the road where the (main) entrance of the parking lot is. This way when you search for a parking in the app you can see the difference between the Parking Lots and it won't fill the map with unnecessary names.
In case the parking belongs to a Place, [P] can be added in front of the Place name, so it is easy to distinguish between the Place itself and the parking place belonging to that Place, like [P] Gelredome. If a parkinglot place has no name, don't add a [P] either.
For restricted and private parking lots a name is mandatory. Otherwise those parkings don't show up in the search results. On the app map they are greyed out. Without a name they can't be found en would be useless.
Kiss and Ride, Park and Ride
For Kiss and Ride locations you can use a Parking Lot place with a name like [K+R] followed by a < name >. In the same manner a Park and Ride location can be defined: [P+R] followed by a < name >.
As Parking Lots are important for Waze routing, the Area Places should be locked to Level 2 at least.
Specify as much as possible the parking attributes. Leave the house number attribute empty.