Apartment complexes in suburban areas often have a small network of service roads leading from the public street to the different buildings and parking lots for residents and their guests. I will typically tag any such parking lot with
access=private since they are not for the general public. However I typically will not tag the service roads with
access=private unless there is an explicit sign disallowing the general public from passing through. Something like “residents only”, “keep out”, “no trespassing” or similar.
This has always seemed intuitively sensible to me, but recently I’ve started to wonder if there is a contradiction when a service road that is not tagged
access=private (defaulting to
access=yes) passes through a parking area that is tagged
access=private. Is the access tag on the area conflicting with the access tag on the way? Or is this perfectly clear because
access=* on the parking area specifies who is allowed to park, while
access=* on the service road specifies who is able to simply pass through, but not park?
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