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Richmond Park has (or is supposed to have, I think) a gate in every entrance. When closed the gates block all traffic so implied access=no is correct, in a way, and routing engines shouldn't let you get in or out of the park. The opening times are very variable (PDF) but one could argue the gates are always open for all practical purposes.

How should the gates be tagged to allow useful routing?

asked 18 Jul '10, 20:31

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  • barrier=gate
  • access=yes

I'd certainly be inclined to tag it access=yes or access=designated, to indicate the gate is normally open. Hopefully routing engines will understand this access tag.

Then the access time restrictions tag docs would suggest something like...

  • hour_on=22:00
  • hour_off=07:00

I'm pretty sure there are no routing engines paying attention to that, but I guess it'll be a future possibility if we record the information:

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answered 19 Jul '10, 16:13

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My suggestion would be barrier=gate with access=permissive, since access to the Royal Parks is by the grace and favour of the Crown (what a wonderful phrase!)

I'd suggest tagging the roads as permissive too, unless they're actual rights of way. Some research may be necessary...

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answered 22 Jul '10, 13:35

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