This page is extremely misleading as it's written purely from the perspective of motor vehicles, which is, of course, incorrect. Barriers, such as bollards are no hindrance to pedestrians or bicycles etc. Access=no is confusing. It's much clearer to define access individually for each class. Contradictory tagging is to be discouraged: access=no means no access for anybody. Adding psv=yes contradicts it. --DaveF63 (talk) 17:40, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
For many reasons it is quite hard to decide when to use access=no or e.g. motor_vehicle=no. I understand the first paragraph of this page in a way, that access=no is nearly never applicable in real world mapping (I don't live even close to such military or government facilities). To my opinion, the first and the last paragraph contradict each other. A military or government facility open for public transport... I really don't understand that.
- access=no is rarely useful alone, meaning it would likely be combined with another access: tag, such as a carpool lane/ramp being tagged access=no access:hov=yes (and probably also access:bus=yes access:motorcycle=yes access:psv=yes, at least where I live), which means the legal restriction is based on the mode alone. In contrast, access=private means that all modes are banned by default unless one has been granted specific permission, such as roads inside a gated area. The military/govt verbiage seems like a red herring to me. StephenTX (talk) 16:44, 3 October 2016 (UTC)