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Public-images-osm logo.svg service = drive-through
Drive Thru Drugs.jpg
A drive-through way where customers can visit a business without leaving their cars. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in OSM Carto
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Group: Properties
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: de facto

Use service=drive-through with highway=service to indicate that a highway is for  drive-through service where customers can visit a business without leaving their cars.

In the United States, there are three common amenities which may be associated with drive-throughs: amenity=pharmacy, amenity=bank, amenity=fast_food. Other amenities that may have drive-throughs include amenity=library, amenity=atm, and shop=alcohol.


Use with

Drive-throughs are typically oneway=yes.

A drive-through can be mapped going through a car wash (building=retail amenity=car_wash); the indoor portion should be tagged tunnel=building_passage.

If a drive-through passes under an awning or a roof with a wall on only one side, tunnel=building_passage should not be used. Instead, use covered=yes.

If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
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See also

  • drive_through=yes/no – tagged on the amenity that may offer drive-through service
  • barrier=height_restrictor – a drive-through may have a height restrictor ahead of an overhang roof at the pick-up window