Key:motorroad

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Public-images-osm logo.svg motorroad
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Description
Highways with motorway-like access restrictions.
Group: Restrictions
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Status: Unspecified

The motorroad tag is used to describe highways that have motorway-like access restrictions (i.e. cyclists and pedestrians banned) but that are not a motorway. Depending on the country, this may imply various access restrictions and other road properties.

It is not the same as a limited-access road, as access there refers to the right of adjacent property owners to construct driveways. One key used to tag a road with partial control of access but a limited number of intersections is expressway=yes.

Implied tags

Belgium

  • Italian traffic signs - strada extraurbana principale.svg Autosnelweg
  • Italian traffic signs - strada riservata ai veicoli a motore.svg Expresweg
  • Autoweg (looks like a Autosnelweg but it is not)

France

This tag is not required, just use highway=trunk.

Finland

In Finland, the tag indicates whether a road is a Moottoriliikennetie.

Germany, Croatia

In Germany, the tag indicates whether a road is a wikipedia:de:Kraftfahrstraße (§18 StVO). Only motor vehicles which are be constructed to be able to drive faster than 60 km/h ("bauartbedingte Höchstgeschwindigkeit") are allowed.

  • minspeed=60 (vehicles needs to be constructed to be able to drive faster than 60, actually there is no minimum driving speed)
  • foot=no (implied by motor_vehicle)
  • bicycle=no (implied by motor_vehicle)
  • moped=no (implied by minspeed)
  • horse=no (implied by motor_vehicle)
  • agricultural=no agricultural vehicles are by definition slower than 25 km/h

Hong Kong

This indicates a road which is mainly built for motor vehicles, with no footpath and pedestrian/bicycle banned by presence of road sign

Italy

In Italy, the tag must be used when one of the following road signs is present:

Italian traffic signs - inizio strada extraurbana principale.svg or Italian traffic signs - strada extraurbana principale.svg (strada extraurbana principale)

Italian traffic signs - strada riservata ai veicoli a motore.svg (strada riservata ai veicoli a motore)

Italian traffic signs - limiti strada extraurbana principale.svg (a superstrada having the same access limits as a strada extraurbana principale)

The access restrictions for an italian motorway apply:

  • minspeed=80 (vehicles needs to be constructed to be able to drive faster than 80, actually there is no minimum driving speed)
  • foot=no (implied by motor_vehicle)
  • bicycle=no (implied by motor_vehicle)
  • mofa=no (implied by minspeed)
  • moped=no (implied by minspeed)
  • horse=no (implied by motor_vehicle)
  • agricultural=no (implied by minspeed)
  • no access to motorcycles having a displacement smaller than 150 cm³
  • no access to sidecars having a displacement smaller than 250 cm³
  • no access to vehicles having a displacement smaller than 500 cm³
  • parking:lane:both=no_stopping
  • stopping=no
  • reverse=no

Netherlands

In the Netherlands this tag applies to all highway=trunk. w:nl:Autoweg

Norway

In Norway, Motortrafikkveg (prev Motorvei klasse B) is a property of a way when signed. Only used on trunk and primary and a few secondary. May or may not be a dual carriageway. Can be as little as two lanes. Default maxspeed=* is, like any other non-urban road, 80km/h. Other speeds will be signed. Access (Trafikkreglene §4-2): foot=no, bicycle=no, moped=no. There is no minspeed, but any vehicle must be able to drive at least 40km/h on a flat road.

There will be no driveways. No backing up or turning (Trafikkreglene §11-2). No stopping (Trafikkreglene §17-1-e). No parking (on any road with maxspeed higher than 50km/h).

Spain

In Spain, the tag indicates whether a road is an w:es:Autovía.

Turkey

Key to be used only where the road sign is present(the white-on-blue automobile sign).

United Kingdom

You can use the key on British primary routes with motorway-like access restrictions signed or similar (according to GOV.UK Transport). Examples include the A40 Westway, the A12 between Wanstead and Hackney Wick, and the A13 between Dagenham Dock and Thurrock.

You need to add motorroad=* manually because all classes of traffic may use British primary routes by default.

Unless specified (such as the speed limits at the Blackwall Tunnel in London), the tag implies the following:

How to map

Tag a highway that is a motorroad with motorroad=yes in addition to the highway tag, which will usually be highway=primary or highway=trunk. You may want to specify implied access restrictions explicitly.

Depending on interpretation, highway=trunk may imply motorroad=yes.

Rendering

Osmarender

Since 2009-05-12 the osmarender style files include some rules for motorroads: