This code list is used in association with a number of attributes which are present within the Transport Link Feature Type. The code list describes the nature of the access permitted to the Transport Link.




The public has an official, legally-enshrined right of access; i.e. a right of way.


General public access is prohibited. Stronger interdiction than private. E.g. a fully closed road; a restricted military facility. If only specific transport modes are forbidden, for example, at a vehicle no-entry sign, a more specific restriction like vehicle=no or motor_vehicle=no will be used over the general key access.


General public access is not allowed. Access is granted with individual permission only. E.g. A driveway with a no trespassing or keep out sign; A company parking lot for employees only.


Open to general traffic until such time as the owner revokes the permission which they are legally allowed to do at any time in the future.


Open only to people who have obtained a permit granting them access.


Only when travelling to this element area; i.e. local traffic only. This is signed, for example, as 'except for access' in the UK.


Only when delivering to the element. For example motor_vehicle=delivery on a highway=pedestrian.


Only for customers of the element.


A preferred or designated route for the class of traffic specified by the tag key, such as foot=designated. In general this means that there is a (explicit) sign such as pedestrians allowed, or a pedestrian icon.


Used to indicate that a mapped parallel way (that belongs to the same road) must be used instead. A road can legally consist of several ways, such as a single or dual carriageway with parallel tracks for cyclists, mopeds, pedestrians and/or equestrians.


Permitted for some vehicle (or animal) only if you dismount. Mostly used for bicycle, for example bicycle=dismount which indicates people are not permitted to cycle but are allowed to dismount and bring the bike.


Only for agricultural traffic.


Only for forestry traffic.


A legal right of way exists (see yes) but usage is officially discouraged (e.g. HGVs on narrow but passable lanes). Only if marked by a traffic sign.


Value used combination with lanes to denote where access might change e.g. access:lanes=* to denote a variable-access lane.


The access conditions are unknown or unclear.

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