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Rendering toll roads

In my opinion, both Mapnik and osmarender should apply a different visual style to toll roads, as the the functional difference with normal roads (having to pay) is significative enough. Look at this picture: Madrid west The A-5 is a state-owned motorway (in blue), while the M-501 (in red) is a region-owned motorway. However, the R-5 (also in blue) is a tolled motorway. So, I have information about who owns a particular road, but not about whether I have to pay to use it? Such a map would be quite useless to me as a driver.

My proposal is to "imitate" what Google does: paint a toll road in a darker shade of the same color used for a non-tolled road of the same category. Habbit 16:47, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Google doesn't seem to show toll roads differently:,-80.837703&spn=0.003484,0.010278&z=18. (By the way, I do support OSM doing so.) --NE2 01:59, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
Strange... it does in my country: [1]. The roads marked as R-5, AP-41 and R-4 should appear as dark orange, while other motorways appear as light orange :S. Habbit 09:20, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
Someone opened an issue on openstreetmap-carto (OSM main style render) in order to render this: --Nighto (talk) 18:04, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Additions tags for transponder only highways

We need some additional tags for segments of toll highways that you need a transponder on and can't use cash. Some examples would be the E-ZPass Express lanes on the PA Turnpike mainline (I-76) at some of the Toll Plazas (Gateway, Warrendale). Each of those plazas (there are also two on PA Turnpike 43 that are setup the same way) have separate express lanes that only E-ZPass tag holders can use and stay @ 55mph, while others who want to pay with cash or don't trust their E-ZPass to trigger at highway speeds have to exit to the toll booths. Here's the Warrendale Plaza ( ). The inner lanes are the E-ZPass Express only lanes, while the outer ones are the normal lanes that you can use cash or E-ZPass in.

Now, on the Express lanes, I've already started using the tag barrier=toll_gantry for the toll payment area. We should come up with some other tags for the E-ZPass express lanes so that they can be marked separately from the other lanes so that people can input that they have a specific type of transponder and the routing would map them to take the Express lanes instead of the normal lanes.

I'm thinking of the following tags: toll=transponder toll:transponder=(insert type of transponder needed here. Example: E-ZPass) toll:transponder_2=(use this and continue adding other accepted transponder types that work here)

What do you guys think? I would need help setting up the Proposed page for the toll=transponder one as well as making official the barrier=toll_gantry one too. --Rickmastfan67 04:39, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

Not sure. This might be a situation where a relation of all toll plazas operated by a single authority would make sense, so you could tag the relation with what transponders are accepted. Then the individual toll plazas would have special tags if you can't use cash. Perhaps something like cash=no on the toll_booth node, and keep toll=yes for ease in seeing what roads are tolled? (There are also complications like truck-only tolls that need to be dealt with.) --NE2 05:04, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
I experimented with toll_method=transponder on the Westpark Tollway here: [2] Other possible values could be photo, carnet, cash. -- Gridlock Joe 16:26, 10 October 2011 (BST)

Additions tags for car/acces type

We need more specific information about this - some ways are tolled for trucks only (ie. more then 3t5). --Jezevec 10:28, 3 August 2011 (BST)

I've used toll=no toll:hgv=yes. --NE2 13:42, 3 August 2011 (BST)

Is required more to specify the type of toll

for all transit use tag "toll=yes" (?)

for trucks + buses (more then 3,5t) use tag "toll:hgv=yes" (?)

toll only for a specific time "toll:hgv=8:00-18:00"

or you have other suggestions? Please tell your opinion.

Swejzi, 10 August 2011

tag for parts of roads, with entrance only from toll road

Shouldn't we add phrase, that tag should be also used for parts of roads with entrance only from toll road (for example, part of oneway-road from barrier=toll_booth until nearest free-of-charge road? Dinamik 07:49, 25 October 2012 (BST)

That's what the page says - "you must pay to use it". --NE2 12:49, 25 October 2012 (BST)

Documenting tags specifying greater detail

High occupancy toll (HOT) roads are lanes that normally incur a toll, but are free for certain users such as those with three or more people in their vehicle. This needs a tag that hasn't been "formally" documented yet. Two users have used toll:hov=* 223 times to indicate there is no toll for HOV users. Roads that only charge a toll for HGV are tagged with toll:hgv=* and is used by 46 users 1093 times. There are others in use too, just visit Taginfo and search for toll (not the first search box, but second so you can see # of users).

Should we document these on this article? Generally it seems safe to just append any of the keys from the Transport mode restrictions section of access=*. -- Joshdoe 15:57, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

High occupancy toll lanes

How should one tag a HOT (high occupancy toll lanes) which can both be used by vehicles which qualify by having enough occupants and by lower-occupancy vehicles which pay a variable fee? Could we use toll=hot in place of toll=yes (this would be used in conjunction with hov=2 or hov=3)? PeterIto 04:14, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

I asked this question in the previous section, however admittedly the title is pretty bad. I've seen toll:hov=no be used, which makes sense to me, and can provide greater detail because some HOT lanes also don't charge for motorcycles or buses, which could be indicated by toll:motorcycle=no and toll:bus=no. -- Joshdoe 17:55, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
What about designating the minimum riders to not be tolled? Perhaps use toll:hov:minimum=3 for roads such as the I-95 and I-495 Express Lanes in Virginia on which HOV 3+ vehicles aren't tolled? --Roadsguy (talk) 18:58, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Vignette: differentiation against usual toll

In some European countries (e.g. Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland) the one pays not for distance traveled, but for certain period of time (e.g. week, 10 days, month, year). In this case vignette usually covers almost all motorways in the country.

Why use a separate key: - In some countries 2 type of motorway tolls are in place: vignette (time based for almost all motorways) and tolls (for specific roads: special tunnels, some mountain roads and passes, private roads etc.). For example: in Austria vignette covers most of the motorways, however there are many roads with a separate toll. - Such differentiation is crucial for route planning, where a person only wants to use motorways and roads covered by Vignette and does not want to pay additional fees on the way. - At this point of time ()with current tagging of toll roads) such improved routing is not possible.

Tagging suggestion: toll=vignette