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Access permission for goods vehicles which are not heavy goods vehicles. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: restrictions
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
See also
Status: de facto

Legal access restriction for goods vehicles. In most countries,  light goods vehicles are differentiated from heavy goods vehicles (hgv=*).


Note that not all countries (explicitly) differentiate between light and heavy goods vehicles and some establish a different weight than 3.5 tonnes. See the hgv=* page for more details.


In Europe, access tags follow the UNECE Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3) on vehicle classes. goods=* corresponds to category N1, which is defined as vehicles carrying goods that have at least four wheels and weigh no more than 3.5 tonnes (3.4 long tons; 3.9 short tons). [1]

United States

In the United States, goods=no and hgv=no are used together, potentially in conjunction with more access tags, wherever a selective exclusion sign refers to "commercial vehicles". Similarly, some street parking signs prohibit use by commercial vehicles. [2] The legal criteria for a "commercial vehicle" are not a perfect fit for either goods=* or hgv=*, potentially including anything from a station wagon to a pickup truck to a drilling rig. [3] However, this association is made for practical reasons, as routing profiles are typically modeled on vehicle classes rather than vehicle registration classes.

Each state has laws or standards tying selective exclusion signs to state vehicle classification laws. Some states define specific weight thresholds or vehicle types, while others make reference to the Federal Highway Administration's 13-category classification of motor vehicles. In this classification, goods=* may correspond to classes 2 (Passenger Cars) and 3 (Other Two-Axle Four-Tire Single-Unit Vehicles). [4][5][6] Even though the U.S. is a UNECE member state, resolution R.E.3 and other WP.29 regulations are irrelevant, because the U.S. follows its own Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

Common values

  • yes
  • no
  • destination
  • delivery
  • private
  • List of possible values with descriptions: see Key:access
  • All used values on Taginfo