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Public-images-osm logo.svg barrier = handrail
Geländer am Kulturhaus im Kinderdorf Dittrichshütte 2.JPG
A rail designed to be grasped by the hand so as to provide stability or support. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Barrier fence mapnik.png
Group: barriers
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
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Status: in use

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Unclear difference from fence

barrier=handrail - a rail that is designed to be grasped by the hand so as to provide stability or support. Usually found alongside steps.

How to map

Draw a way along the handrail location and add tag barrier=handrail.

Alternatively add the tag handrail=yes to highway=steps.

Difference to guard rails and railings

barrier=guard_rail is typically a metal rail designed to keep vehicles within their roadway.

barrier=fence+fence_type=railing is a system designed to keep people straying into dangerous or off-limits areas.

Examples of handrails

Examples of similar tags

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