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I searched the OSM wikis and elsewhere, and can't find a definitive standard in the value of access tag with HOV. What is the proper access tag to give lanes on a freeway that are HOV, access=yes or access=no?

asked 21 Sep '18, 19:03

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what is "HOV"?

(21 Sep '18, 19:45) aseerel4c26 ♦

"HOV" (High Occupancy Vehicle) is an American term that means "carpool" - a car with more than a certain number of occupants can use it.

(21 Sep '18, 20:51) SomeoneElse ♦

What seems to work for the motorway near me, that is JOSM and other tools seem to accept it) is:


This is for a 5 lane section of the motorway. There are, of course, some other tags for HGV, maxspeed, etc.

In this area you are allowed to enter and exit the designated HOV lane at any point. There are some other areas where changing into or out of the HOV lane(s) is not allowed. In those areas the change:lanes=* tagging can be used to indicate what lane changes are permitted.

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answered 21 Sep '18, 20:48

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