# What do I use for capacity for "wave" type bike stands?

I have been tagging bike parking spots in my city. The most common type of bike parking spot is the “wave” style.

See “wave” in the wiki here: Key:bicycle_parking - OpenStreetMap Wiki

I have learned from this wiki page that I should use “stands”. However I am not sure how to calculate the capacity for these “wave” bike stands. For example, what would be the capacity for the following bike stand?

According to the top voted reply in this reddit thread, it would probably be 4 (one on each end, and one for each ∪). But I wanted to check for a consensus here. How would you calculate the capacity? Should I even add a capacity value? It might be helpful for map users.

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hard to say without having bicycle for scale

can you comfortably fit 4 bicycles there? I have seen ones where answer would be clearly “no” and you could fit only 2 bicycles by using it like a stand, one on each sides.

For the `capacity=` of an `amenity=bench` you basically have the same problem. And there the wiki says:

`capacity=*` – Number of people who can comfortably sit on the bench at one time.

So I agrre with @Mateusz_Konieczny in applying the same logic for bike stands.