Barrier examples

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Examples of Barriers

you may find a barrier somewhere. This page can be used to post or find a photo of a new kind. It hopefully helps to avoid redundancies.

Picture Link Name Description Comments
Linear barrier
Hedge.png - hedge is a line of closely spaced shrubs and bushes, planted and trained in such a way as to form a barrier or to mark the boundary of an area. established tag
Fence.png - fence a freestanding structure designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary. It is generally distinguished from a wall by the lightness of its construction. established tag
- wall a freestanding structure designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary made from solid brick, concrete rocks, and almost always built so that it is opaque to vision. established tag
- snow_trap a freestanding structure designed to hold back snow, not passable but not made to prevent access to something not used yet
Linear barrier with sides
Retaining wall.png - retaining_wall is a structure that holds back soil or rock from a building, structure or area. Retaining walls prevent downslope movement or erosion and provide support for vertical or near-vertical grade changes.
  • right side is bottom, left side is top.
established tag
City wall avila.png - city_wall Is a fortification used to defend a city or settlement from potential aggressors. From ancient to modern times, they are used to enclose settlements.
  • right side is bottom, left side is top. if both sides are same height then add "two_sided=yes".
established tag
Node barrier
Bollard in residential area.jpg - bollard solid (usually concrete or metal) pillar or pillars in the middle of the road to prevent passage by some traffic. established tag
Rising Bollard.jpg bollard bollard=rising rising metal pillar in the middle of the road to prevent passage by most traffic except public transport or emergency vehicles. established tag
Gate-hindeloopen-westerdijk.jpg - gate Placed on a node on the way where the gate is located. Combine with access=* where appropriate. established tag
KentStile.jpg - stile Allow pedestrians to cross a wall or fence established tag
Cattle grid.jpg
- cattle_grid Bars in the road surface that allow wheeled vehicles but not animals to cross. Sometimes known as a Texas Gate, even outside of Texas established tag
Toll booth.jpg - toll_booth A road usage toll or fee is collected here established tag
Wire gate.jpg hampshire_gate A section of wire fence which can be removed temporarily established tag
Kissing gate.jpg kissing_gate kissing_gate established tag
Barrier tightcorner.JPG - kissing_gate simple variant of this type established tag
- sally_port sally_port established tag
Lift gate.jpg lift_gate lift_gate established tag
Barrier unnamed.JPG - lift_gate works like the adult version use unsure, maybe on paths
Barrier drehkreuz.JPG - turnstile no tag for this type yet. suggest turnstile; josm has a symbol for this
motorcycle_barrier - motorcycle_barrier Shoulder-level squeeze barrier permitting pedestrians and some cyclists, but not mopeds or motorcycle. established tag
cycle_barrier - cycle_barrier Chicane barrier for cycleways and footways, preventing motor vehicle use and either discouraging cycle use or slowing it down significantly (depending on the spacing). One- or two-zig variants are common. also used: barrier=chicane, barrier=zigzag
sump_bustersump_buster sump_buster A low concrete block that permits vehicles with a certain minimum space between wheels and a minimum clearance from the ground (to the axle or engine block). Often signed with a "No exit" sign with a sub-sign showing the profile of the block an an axle with wheels above it. There is usually other barriers surrounding it so that driving over the block is the "easiest" way to pass the barrier. Parking is not permitted in front of it to allow emergency vehicles to pass. Norwegian name for sump buster is "Sporsluse".