Proposed features/Abandoned highways

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Abandoned highways
Status: Abandoned (inactive)
Proposed by: Bilbo
Tagging: highway=abandoned
Applies to: line
Definition: Similar as railway=abandoned, but for highways
Rendered as: perhaps highway rendered by dotted line
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 2008-02-22

See Proposed features/Abandoned for an active proposal.



The course of a former highway which has been abandoned and the previous surface is removed or so grown over so it is no longer visible.

However, some signs of the previous road still remain visible in the landscape.

Basically similar to railway=abandoned, just in this case it is highway that was removed and got disused, not railway

Same as in railway=abandoned: Designation not to be used if the feature has been turned into another use, eg cycleway.

Applies to



Highway with dotted lines, with similar width as highway=residential


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