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Pretty sure such a barrier would be illegal in the US as it would completely deny access to the disabled. Even someone with a cane or walker. Rather incredible that such things exist. - KTyler 09:19, 13 May 2012 (BST)

Luckily they're (mostly anyway) only found in (rural) places where you couldn't get to them in a wheelchair, or would not venture a walk to if you needed a cane or a walker. And originally built before accessibility laws were even thought of. Alv 18:03, 14 May 2012 (BST)


I've used this tag at times (eugh), in the absence of a better one. I suggest that 'Pinchpoint' stile is more descriptive.Urbanrambler1 (talk) 18:53, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

In my experience (in the UK), they're usually called "squeeze stiles" rather than "squeezers" or "pinchpoints". Dave.Dunford (talk) 12:43, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

access values

Since there is no default given, I think the overall barrier-default of access=no will be assumed on routing. This, of course, is awkward on a device meant to grant access for walkers. Still, as long as foot=yes does not seem to be implied, I strongly recommend to tag any stile with foot=yes or even foot=designated additionally (and mention this in the wiki). --Kreuzschnabel (talk) 11:01, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

Stile for bicycles

What tag to use for a stile that allow bicycle access? It look like a small cattle grid.


--Pyrog (talk) 09:49, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

As proposed on [OSM-talk-fr], barrier=stile bicycle=designated sounds good to me.
You could have raised the question on Talk:Key:barrier which may have a wider audience. --Nospam2005 (talk) 16:12, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
This looks sufficiently distinctive that it should have it's own stile tag value. It's not really a squeezer because without the grill element livestock could get through. Obviously bicycle=yes will get round the immediate problem, but I'd seriously suggest looking for an additional value for stile. (Note it has implications for pedestrians with limited mobility too) SK53 (talk) 19:54, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
Any stile implies a restriction for wheelchairs. With more "odd" values, the probability that it's managed by applications or rendering engines gets lower. --Nospam2005 (talk) 12:02, 19 June 2020 (UTC)