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Restricted to customers at the destination. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Restrictions
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may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: de factoPage for proposal

Access values are used to describe the legal access for various facilities. This tag applies to objects which may be used or accessed only by customers of a specific store, bank, restaurant, etc., which people visit.

Examples of such objects are:

  • parking lots
  • service ways
  • entrances
  • toilets

If there is a charge to use the facility, add fee=yes.

In some cases limitations applies to some subset of transport modes, for example vehicle=customers means that only customers may enter using a vehicle.

On a parking lot or garage (amenity=parking), this tag means that only customers may park there, but this does not necessarily mean someone is required to be a customer to travel along a service road within the parking lot. In other words, it is valid for a highway=service way to be access=yes even as it goes through an amenity=parking access=customers area. For example, in most regions, a typical parking lot in front of a supermarket would have access=yes on its parking aisles. However, a paid parking lot with a barrier=lift_gate at its entrance would probably have access=customers on its parking aisles to keep non-customers from using the parking lot as a shortcut.

Data consumers will generally interpret ways with access=customers as forbidden for through-traffic. For ferry services (route=ferry) and roads leading to/from ferry services, use access=permissive + toll=yes instead, to make sure that routing engines will allow usage of the ferry for through-traffic.