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We need this kind of barrier defined -- 09:41, 2 February 2010 (UTC)


What does "access=yes is understood" mean? Is access=yes implied like in the german version of the page?

yes, from my understanding it is implied by default but as always might be overruled by explicit access tags. —Dieterdreist (talk) 20:47, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Do we really need this?

I know there is a fair amount of use of this tag and it has been used since 2009, but is it really necessary to have this tag?

Using the example wiki image:


Instead of making a single way representing the wall and a barrier=entrance at the intersection of the street:


Why not simply represent the object as it really is without using a continuous wall/barrier/way?


--naoliv (talk) 17:43, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

In situations like this I would also map the gap in geometry, but there is also the situation of a hole inside a fence or wall.—Dieterdreist (talk) 20:56, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
While there's something to be said for the simplicity of just leaving a gap in the linear barrier, one benefit of using a barrier=entrance node is the ability to add tags like access or maxwidth to it. --Tordanik 15:52, 1 August 2019 (UTC)