|access = customers|
|Restricted to customers at the destination.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
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
When the object could be used by customers of several neighboring facilities, but is allowed only for customers of one (or certain) of those facilities, the tag customers=* can be used to specify whose customers have access.
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.