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Public-images-osm logo.svg aerialway = zip_line
Zip line arival SuperFly Whistler, BC, Canada.JPG
Zip line, gravity propelled aerial ropeslide like a flying fox or similar
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Status: ProposedPage for proposal

Use to map Wikipedia-16px.png zip lines, see Proposed feature/aerialway=zip line for more information and discussion.


A Wikipedia-16px.png zip line is used to transport people or material down a inclined fixed rope or wire, typically without propulsion sliding down by gravity. There may be auxiliary wires for security or operation.

This tag might be also used to tag Wikipedia-16px.png tyrolean traverses.

aerialway=canopy was deprecated in favor of this tagging.

Ziplines on playgrounds can be tagged either as playground=zipwire or with this tag. Both can be combined with tags giving more details such as min_age=*, max_age=* a access=*.

How to map

Draw it as a way in the direction of travel and tag with aerialway=zip_line.

Ziplines imply oneway=yes by default but can be explicitly marked with oneway=no when the zip line is allowed in both directions.

Other tags of likely interest for tagging:

For zip lines on playgrounds or adventure/playgrounds:

Private/forestry zip lines:

Ziplines for the transport of goods:

  • foot=no - passengers explicitly forbidden
  • usage=freight - used for freight, passengers or personel may be allowed in some cases (+ foot=yes )
  • usage=industrial - freight transport in industrial areas or mines


Forestry zipline used for downhill transport of logs:

Overlap with playground zipwires

There is no clear technical difference distinguishing playground zipwires and aerialway=zip_line, the same structure that is in a playground could be used to transport people across a river.

The information contained in playground=zipwire could be adequately described with aerialway=zip_line + max_age=* + leisure=playground + access restrictions and technical description but playground=zipwire is more compact and widespread for this purpose.

For ziplines in high rope courses or adventure parks aerialway=zip_line will often be better as it is important to specify min/max age and access restrictions.

See also

  • various other possibly related or misspelled tags in taginfo: