|The key turn can be used to specify the direction in which a way or a lane will lead.|
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The turn=* key can be used to specify the indicated direction in which a way or a lane will lead. It is used on the way segment from the first indication via road markings, signposts or similar indications to the junction or completion of merge. If you instead want to specify legal turning restrictions please see the article about the restriction relation.
turn=[left|slight_left|sharp_left|through| right|slight_right|sharp_right| reverse|merge_to_left|merge_to_right|none]
Note: there are still only a few examples for road markings and signposts in the following table. If you can provide a fitting image, please add it to the table.
If more than one indication is present, separate the different values with a ; (semi-colon). For example:
Turning indications per lane
Usually the turning indications of a road differ from lane to lane. To specify those indications for every lane, the
:lanes extension is used. For details about the
:lanes-extension, see Lanes.
- The key changes to turn:lanes=*
- View the road in the direction of the osm-way.
- Add the lane-values to the value, starting with the leftmost lane and ending with the rightmost. Separate each lane-value with a | (vertical bar)
If you want to describe only the lanes of one direction of the road, use either turn:lanes:forward=* or turn:lanes:backward=*. The key turn:lanes:forward=* describes only the turning indications on the lanes in the same direction as the osm-way. The key turn:lanes:backward=* describes only the turning indications on the lanes in the opposite direction as the osm-way; doing so view the road in the opposite direction of the osm-way for this.
Example for a one-way
There are three lanes on a one-way, and the leftmost lane will turn left, the rightmost lane will turn right and the lane in the middle will go straight through the next junction.
Example for a road with both directions
There are two lanes on the road in each direction. Those lanes running in the same direction as the osm-way are considered to be "forward"; the others "backward". The left lane of the forward direction will turn left and the right lane will go straight through and also turns right. The left lane of the backward direction will go straight through, the right lane will turn right and also continue straight through.
The following example shows a motorway with two links.
- Lanes for the description of the
- Forward & backward, left & right for describing the direction of the highway and how to determine this in the Potlatch 2 editor.
- destination:lanes=* for describing the name of the city the street is heading to.
- The proposal for the :lanes extension
- Legal turning restrictions using the restriction relation