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Public-images-osm logo.svg barrier = kerb
A stone edging to a pavement or raised path (right side is bottom, left side is top). Edit or translate this description.
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
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

The tag barrier=kerb is used to map a kerb (US English: curb), a short barrier for vehicles and wheelchair users, usually found at the edge of a road, path or sidewalk. The height of the kerb is important and with this information, the usage by different groups can be determined. The height of the kerb is tagged additionally as height=*, if available. Right side is bottom, left side is top.

See also kerb=*, which is used on the node of a way at the location of the kerb.


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Draw a way along the kerb line so that the lower level is to the right of the way, and tag it with barrier=kerb

A node can also be used on a highway, for example highway=footway, to show the location of a kerb across the path.


Renderers and editors might indicate the lower side of the kerb (the right side of the OSM way) with small triangles pointing downwards.

Kerb Arrow Meanings
This shows what the arrows mean. The arrows point towards the lower ground.

Possible tagging mistakes

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