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Public-images-osm logo.svg access = public
Using this tag is discouraged, use access=yes instead. 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 nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: deprecated


Discouraged tag; use much more common tag access=yes

Access values are used to describe the legal access for various facilities.

access=public was added to a few features that provide access to the general public. Many were amenity=parking or amenity=toilets added with a preset in the iD or JOSM editor which offered this tag as a suggestion. However, the tag access=yes is much more common and has the same meaning. This tag is no longer offered by either editor, and it is not usually supported by database users. Usage is no longer increasing, as of mid-2019.

See instead access=yes