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Public-images-osm logo.svg highway = passing_place
Passing place - geograph.org.uk - 987324.jpg
A passing place on a single track road. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Highways
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


Location of a widening on a road allowing oncoming vehicles to pass each other, or allowing slower traffic to be passed if said slower vehicle halts at the passing place. Also known as a turnout.

Normally these are found on a single track road, and are commonly signposted.

How to map

Applies to

Mf node.png along and on a highway

Passing place nodes might exist on any highway which has lanes=* with any value below 2, e.g. 1 or 1.5, likely if frequent hgv traffic is present.


Mf node.png

Possible Rendering

Highway passing place.svg suggested by User:Chrisana13

See also