[Talk-GB] vehicle barrier

Edward Catmur ecatmur at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 10 14:08:57 UTC 2018

Oh, I'd map that as barrier=cycle_barrier without hesitation - it's even
made of the archetypal aluminium tubing.

The fact that it's across a road rather than a "path, footway, cycleway or
track" is a pretty minor point compared to construction and intent. For
prior art see e.g. https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2512940470 (visible
on Bing at
- a bit more ornate, but that's Southwark, and Trinity Church Square is a
conservation area).

I don't think it matters that pedestrians can bypass it - it still retains
its principal function of barring motor vehicles (and, presumably, slowing
down cyclists).

On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 1:36 PM Martin Wynne <martin at templot.com> wrote:

>  > The description of barrier=cycle_barrier in the wiki looks like
>  > it might be what you need, combined with appropriate access tags.
>  > I'd say that's a cycle barrier - the intention would be to allow
>  > pedestrians to pass, force cyclists to dismount
> Thanks for the suggestions.
> For cycle_barrier the wiki says "barriers positioned along paths,
> footways, cycleways or tracks".
> In this case it is none of those ways, it is a full width road with
> vehicle access to both sides. But one side is private access and the
> other is public access (from the other ends).
> I believe this barrier has been erected by the residents of the private
> road, rather than the local authority. It's not clear what it achieves
> which a conventional row of bollards would not.
> Here's the Google streetview:
>   https://goo.gl/maps/DGjTum7ynGE2
> (I haven't mapped it from Google, I actually walked through it
> yesterday. :) )
> As you can see, it has been rendered totally ineffective for other than
> motor vehicles by users pushing past one end. How do we map that?
> Thanks.
> Martin.
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