Tag:barrier=cycle_barrier

From OpenStreetMap Wiki
(Redirected from Tag:barrier=chicane)
Jump to: navigation, search
Available languages — Tag:barrier=cycle barrier
· Afrikaans · Alemannisch · aragonés · asturianu · azərbaycanca · Bahasa Indonesia · Bahasa Melayu · Bân-lâm-gú · Basa Jawa · Baso Minangkabau · bosanski · brezhoneg · català · čeština · dansk · Deutsch · eesti · English · español · Esperanto · estremeñu · euskara · français · Frysk · Gaeilge · Gàidhlig · galego · Hausa · hrvatski · Igbo · interlingua · Interlingue · isiXhosa · isiZulu · íslenska · italiano · Kiswahili · Kreyòl ayisyen · kréyòl gwadloupéyen · Kurdî · latviešu · Lëtzebuergesch · lietuvių · magyar · Malagasy · Malti · Nederlands · Nedersaksies · norsk bokmål · norsk nynorsk · occitan · Oromoo · oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча · Plattdüütsch · polski · português · português do Brasil · română · shqip · slovenčina · slovenščina · Soomaaliga · suomi · svenska · Tiếng Việt · Türkçe · Vahcuengh · vèneto · Wolof · Yorùbá · Zazaki · српски / srpski · беларуская · български · қазақша · македонски · монгол · русский · тоҷикӣ · українська · Ελληνικά · Հայերեն · ქართული · नेपाली · मराठी · हिन्दी · অসমীয়া · বাংলা · ਪੰਜਾਬੀ · ગુજરાતી · ଓଡ଼ିଆ · தமிழ் · తెలుగు · ಕನ್ನಡ · മലയാളം · සිංහල · ไทย · မြန်မာဘာသာ · ລາວ · ភាសាខ្មែរ · ⵜⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵜ · አማርኛ · 한국어 · 日本語 · 中文(简体)‎ · 吴语 · 粵語 · 中文(繁體)‎ · ייִדיש · עברית · اردو · العربية · پښتو · سنڌي · فارسی · ދިވެހިބަސް
Public-images-osm logo.svg barrier = cycle_barrier
Unknown barrier.jpg
Description
Barriers along paths that slow or prevent access for bicycle users.
Group: Barriers
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: ApprovedPage for proposal

Description

Osmarender rendering of barrier=cycle_barrier

Barriers positioned along paths, footways, cycleways or tracks which serve to either slow cycle access or prevent it entirely depending on spacing and layout. Often made of steel, and laid out in a staggered chicane layout.

The intent may also be to discourage motor vehicle access to the protected way: motorcycles and mopeds specifically.

How to tag

Start by placing a tag

barrier=cycle_barrier

on a Node that's part of an existing Way to indicate where the barrier is. You should also add further tags to more fully specify what kinds of vehicle or foot traffic have reasonably unhindered access: see below.

Bicycle access

This general form of barrier can be very variable in the sorts of traffic they allow to pass, and the greatest variability applies to bicycle traffic most of all. It's a very good idea to add one of

bicycle=no - "barrier prevents users of normal bicycles from riding through"
bicycle=yes - "barrier is easily passable mounted on a normal bike" (even if you have to slow down)

If it's a question of degree of rider skill, put yourself in the shoes of an unskilled novice rider.

Footpath ways marked "no cycling" which have barriers of this sort should additionally be tagged bicycle=no on the way itself.

Motor vehicle access

Assume that that this tag implies motor_vehicle=no. It might be best to specify motor vehicle access fully every time.

Examples

Despite the name, this kind of barrier can be very variable in shape and what kinds of traffic it stops or slows down, so it's a good idea to always combine it with one or more access tags.

Less restrictive forms

Less restrictive cycle barrier

Some barriers are merely designed to slow down cycle traffic near motor junctions (and stop entry by motorised traffic):

barrier=cycle_barrier
access=yes; blanket permission…
motor_vehicle=no; … but a barrier to motor vehicles
moped=yes; … which are larger than mopeds.


More restrictive forms

More restrictive cycle barrier

Others may have tighter spacing and actually prevent cyclists from cycling through without dismounting or lifting their bike over the obstruction. And yes, this can even be the case on designated cycle paths in some countries. If this is the case, you can tag with something like:

barrier=cycle_barrier
access=no; none shall pass
foot=yes; except pedestrians.

If a cycle_barrier is this restrictive, consider whether it's wheelchair-friendly as well and consider tagging with wheelchair=*.

Alternative tags

barrier=chicane has also been suggested and is occasionally used. Note however, that this is different from traffic_calming=chicane. The former designates a real barrier that blocks certain vehicles (mostly cars) from passing, while the latter only requires them to slow down.

Open issues

  • Specific forms?
  • Bicycle trailers.

See also