|Classification of types / designs of cycle barriers|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
This key describes the layout of the grid elements of a cycle barrier. To describe whether such a barrier can be opened or removed (to allow the passage of e.g. emergency services or winter road maintenance), use cycle_barrier:installation=*.
To determine the passability of cycle barriers more precisely, precise size measurements can be added. Which of these are necessary depends on the type/design of the barrier. The following table shows these dimensions depending on the type/design of the cycle barrier.
|cycle_barrier=*||Picture||Schematic illustration||Description||Dimensions necessary to determine passability|
|single||A barrier across the path with a passage where you don't have to go around a chicane. Depending on width it may be easily passable while riding, require dismounting or completely block passage - what depends also on bicycle width.||maxwidth:physical=*|
|double||A chicane barrier across the path formed by two barriers/bars one behind the other.||spacing=*|
opening=* (only the smallest of the two)
|triple||A barrier across the path shaped as a multiple chicane, usually formed by three barriers/bars in a row.||spacing=* (only the smallest of the two)|
opening=* (only the smallest of the three)
overlap=* (only the widest of the two, if different)
|diagonal||Barrier whose bars/elements are arranged at an angle and can - depending on the spacing of the bars/elements - therefore often be passed more easily and with less loss of speed, e.g. with bicycles.||maxwidth:physical=* is usually sufficient.|
Use deflection=* to indicate the angle (in degrees) you have to deflect from the direction of travel/line of the path to pass through the barrier.
|tilted||Tilted vertically arranged barrier elements that allow a rather narrow passage. Defining feature is a tilted barrier. Typically narrower than single, and greater barrier but it is possible that very narrow single will block passage in the same way. Called "A-frame" or "K-frame" Originally used squeeze||maxwidth:physical=*, measured at a height of 1 m (= about the height of a bicycle handlebar). Consider using both tilt=* indicating the tilting angle of the barrier elements and height=* for their maximum height to derive the widths at different heights.|
- bollard=* - Finer-grained classification of a bollard
- http://www.kbarriers.co.uk/a-frame-barrier/ https://www.cycling-embassy.org.uk/dictionary/access-barrier
- https://www.cycling-embassy.org.uk/dictionary/access-barrier http://www.kbarriers.co.uk/barrier-type/
- https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Advanced_cycle_barrier_tagging https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2021-October/062675.html https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Proposed_features/Advanced_cycle_barrier_tagging#single_vs_squeeze