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Public-images-osm logo.svg barrier = bar
Metal bar at Beggs-Snyder Park.jpg
A fixed horizontal bar which blocks motor vehicles. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: barriers
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: in use

A fixed horizontal bar which blocks motor vehicles, but can usually be bypassed on foot or bike. Often placed at trailheads or other entrances to forests or similar natural areas.


See also

  • barrier=swing_gate for non-fixed barriers often found in similar locations.
  • barrier=barrier_board for board-like barriers that restrict the passage of a way or block off an area and are usually marked in warning colours.
  • barrier=lift_gate for boom gates/boom barriers (i.e. a bar that can rotate upwards to open).