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Public-images-osm logo.svg bollard
Rising Bollard.jpg
Finer-grained classification of a bollard. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: in use


The key bollard=* describes a bollard in greater detail, and must be used in combination with the tag barrier=bollard. Standard values used for this key see below. To see other values that are already used take a look at the Taginfo page.

To describe the material property of a bollard use material=* instead of using the bollard key to describe the material.

Known values

Tag Description Example
bollard=rising An automatic rising (and falling) bollard which controls vehicle access based on a timer, electronic systems, manual controls, or a payment system.

This brief description intentionally doesn't say how rising bollards are controlled, or whether they're generally to be found raised or lowered, but you might like to consider using opening_hours=* or fee=* in conjunction with this tag.

Rising Bollard.jpg
bollard=removable A bollard which can be pulled out of the ground and removed from its location to allow access, often only by the person with the key. Normally in place, and not generally passable. Bollard removable.jpg
bollard=fixed A bollard which cannot be fully removed without destroying it or at least causing severe damage to it. If a bollard has some sort of lock to remove/lower/fold it, it's not fixed. Bollard in residential area.png
bollard=foldable A bollard which can be rotated so it lays on the ground and vehicles are then able to pass it. Some kind of key or wrench might be needed. This bollard can easily be moved back to it's previous position with no damage left. Bollard foldable.jpg
bollard=flexible A bollard made of a soft material which makes it able to bend the bollard. This can be e.g. found at parking lots. The bollard would probably leave no damage on vehicles colliding with it.
* Consult Taginfo and the mailinglist before making new values up.

access=* and other explicit access tags may be useful for bollard of not entirely certain or unusual access. Especially for bollard=rising.

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