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Turnstile Access

Proper use of the pedestrian access gates can prevent troubleshooting calls and delays during your morning commute. 1. Read the posted instructions, 2a. hold your CAC over the scanner, or 2b. swipe the CAC's barcode, 3. wait for the light to turn green, 4. walk through the turnstile
The pedestrian turnstile gates at the Navy Yard allow foot traffic to easily enter and exit the base with few to no delays. A further benefit of these gates is that no vehicle parking is required on base for personnel who access the installation by foot.

To use the pedestrian turnstiles:
1. Read the posted instructions
2a. Hold your CAC over the scanner or
2b. Swipe the CAC's barcode
3. Wait for the light to turn green
4. Walk through the turnstile

Pedestrian access is available at the following WNY gates:
6th Street Gate - 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday for pedestrians, turnstile access after 6 p.m. and weekends
9th Street and N Street Gates - ID Swipe access only via the turnstile
O Street Gate - Manned post 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Riverwalk Gates - Swipe access only via the turnstiles.

If personnel experience malfunctions with DoD-issued ID cards at a pedestrian gate and cannot gain access via the turnstile, they are advised to email the turnstile access functional mailbox at to report the problem. When doing so, include your name, date, time, turnstile number, and the 10-digit ID number on the back of card.

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