Proposal:Snow removal station

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snow removal station
Proposal status: Inactive (inactive)
Proposed by: Jojo4u
Tagging: amenity=snow_removal_station
Applies to: node area
Definition: A structure which helps lorry drivers to remove ice and and snow from the roof of their vehicles.

Draft started: 2017-01-22
RFC start: 2017-01-31


Lorry drivers are usually required to remove ice and snow from their vehicles as they pose a safety hazard when falling on the ground. In order to allow drivers to reach the roof, structures (e.g. made of scaffolding) have been erected along some major highways. They are called "Räumstation" in Germany.


This feature is a useful and important facility, fitting well to the Key:amenity key. It is comparable to amenity=bicycle_repair_station or sanitary_dump_station.


In OSM: node 4605858874. I could not find a picture with free license, so head over to google image search.

Current mapped [1]


Use tag amenity=snow_removal_station on a node node or an area area.

Optional tags:

  • capacity=* the number of vehicles which can use the facility in parallel, default is 1.
  • automated=yes/no if the scraper is an automated device (example). Default is no.

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Nodes and areas.



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