| access = designated
|A way marked for a particular use.|
|Used on these elements|
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If you are mapping Public Rights of way in the UK (specifically England and Wales) see UK public rights of way.
This tag indicates that a route has been specially designated (typically by a government) for use by a particular mode (or modes) of transport, typically it is used on ways legally dedicated to specific modes of travel by a law or by the rules of traffic. The specific meaning varies according to jurisdiction. It may imply extra usage rights for the given mode of transport. To indicate an exclusive access use access=no in addition to a mode-specific key (foot=designated, bicycle=designated, etc.)
Just as in other cases, if the designating sign implies restrictions on other modes of transport those restrictions should be tagged with their respective tags.
Note that access=designated is not defining what is designated and is meaningless.
Some places have designated snowmobile routes everywhere
The trail marked with the sign shown in the example picture (top right):
A UK bridleway:
A UK cycleway:
A UK footway:
A truck route in the USA:
- (horse=yes in some countries)
- (moped=yes in some countries)