| amenity = bicycle_parking
|A place for parking bicycles.|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
The term ‘bicycle parking’ refers to any parking space designed for bicycles, where one can leave a pedal cycle unattended in reasonable security. In cities and towns, these can often be found in front of shops or along streets; possibly in association with parking for motorised vehicles. Examples of specific forms include covered bike sheds and lockers, simple ground-anchored bike racks, or curvy artistic lumps of metal for chaining your bike to.
Check out this nice Bicycle Parking Heat Map based on the bicycle_parking in the OSM database.
Add a node tagged amenity=bicycle_parking in the geographical centre of the feature if it's just a small number of bike racks close together. Alternatively, larger areas of cycle parking may be represented with a closed way . Don't use both together: use only one object per feature.
The following tags can be used to describe the cycle parking you're tagging more thoroughly:
|name=*||Larger areas of bike parking may be named.|
|operator=*||Cycle parking may be operated by some organisation.|
|covered=*||Parked bikes are protected from rain.|
|access=*||Public access is implied in most roadside cases. Some bike racks can be private to a university, company, or other organisation, possibly requiring keys or codes to access.|
|capacity=*||The number of bikes that can be parked here.|
|fee=*|| In some places, one must pay to park one's bike.
|bicycle_parking=*||Details the type of bicycle parking (e.g. stands or wall loops).|
|cyclestreets_id=*||A link to the ID (e.g. 12345) of the location describing a photo of the cycle parking in CycleStreets. Multiple IDs should be separated by semi-colons.|
|maxstay=*||Maximum time the bicycle is allowed to be parked at that place - given sometimes at covered parking-places.|
|surveillance=*||Closed-circuit television (CCTV) security cameras can be marked with this. See the linked page for details of the values in use. Depending on the layout, a separate node nearby may be enough.|
When tagging capacities, assume that most Sheffield stands (also referred to as U-racks in wikipedia) or similar forms of two-sided bike rack can hold up to two bicycles for each stand when working out the capacity=*.
Types of parking
- See main entry: Key:bicycle_parking
The most common variety of cycle parking is the ‘Sheffield’ stand, which consists of a inverted U-shaped metal beam set into the ground, pavement or road surface; examples of ‘Sheffield’ stands can be found on CycleStreets.net. ‘Sheffield’ stands should be tagged bicycle_parking=stands. For other types of cycle parking infrastructure, see Key:bicycle_parking.
Related terms: <bicycle parking>