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Public-images-osm logo.svg barrier = turnstile
Barrier drehkreuz.JPG
A turnstile, a passage on foot designed to allow one person at a time to pass Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
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
Status: approvedPage for proposal


A  turnstile (also called baffle gate) is used to allow one person at a time to pass. Use this for small turnstiles like the ones in supermarkets or some subways.

How to map

Simply add the tag barrier=turnstile to the node where the stile is located.

Where there is a turnstile where a footpath and a road join, do not place a stile at the junction, but at a node on the footpath: Stile-pos.png

Ticket barriers

Also used for tagging some doors/gates/barriers where you validate your ticket, see Tag:railway=subway_entrance.

See also

Possible Rendering

Barrier turnstile.svg suggested by User:Chrisana13