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Public-images-osm logo.svg barrier = kent_carriage_gap
A series of bollards designed to prevent illegal vehicular use of a public right of way, whilst retaining access for horse drawn carriages. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: barriers
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: proposed

A Kent carriage gap is used by local authorities in the UK to prevent 4 wheeled motorised vehicles from accessing public rights of way, whilst allowing most horse drawn carriages to pass. Their use is common on byways in southern England.

The dimensions of the structure are defined by British Standard BS5709 (last revised in 2018), and are available from various suppliers.

Although there exists, at the time of writing, only one instance on OSM, it is clear that there are many more to be mapped.

Alternative tagging

Maybe it can and it is tagged as bollard with proper access tags? Such as


Possible rendering

Barrier kent carriage gap.svg suggested by User:Chrisana13

External sources

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