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Public-images-osm logo.svg barrier = planter
Radijs in a planter, Hillegersberg, Rotterdam (2021) 01.jpg
Boxes and other structures, which typically contain plants for decoration, acting as a barrier. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Restrictions
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: in use

This tag refers to boxes and other structures containing plants for decoration. They are commonly placed on highways, pedestrianised areas and low traffic neighbourhoods as a barrier preventing the passage of cars and other wide motor vehicle, while enabling safe movement of people, wheelchairs, bikes and other light modes of transport. Often they are place while blocking cars and larger vehicles. They are used to create 'filtered permeability' and are a type of modal filter.

See also man_made=planter One object can be tagged both with man_made=planter and barrier=planter, planters that are not barriers should be tagged with just man_made=planter.

Some planters placed on a road are part of traffic_calming=choker or traffic_calming=chicane. Such barrier=planter should be likely combined with proper traffic_calming=* value and vehicle=yes to mark that it is not completely blocking passage. Or maybe tagged as man_made=planter + traffic_calming=choker?
Empty planter is also a barrier=planter