| +/- highway=cycleway
For designated cycleways, i.e. ways mainly or exclusively used by cyclists.
The highway=cycleway tag indicates a separate way which is mainly or exclusively used by cyclists.
How to map
To tag a cycleway just create the way and tag it with highway=cycleway. If the cycleway has a name then add a name=* tag to it. To indicate that the cycleway is part of a cycle route, see Cycle routes for a full guide.
When not to use
Cycling infrastructure that is an inherent part of a road should usually not be tagged as a separate cycleway, but by adding the cycleway=* tag to an existing highway=* instead. This specifically applies to cycle lanes which are always a part of the road, and often also applies to separated cycle tracks if they are running parallel and next to the road.
The Bicycle page provides more information about how to tag bicycle-related infrastructure in general.
Foot access on cycleways
Use the foot=designated or foot=yes tag if foot access on a cycleway is allowed. In this case, always also add the segregated=* tag to indicate whether or not there is a separate pedestrian lane present.
In the case you do not have a normal cycleway you should take a look on these tags:
- cycleway=* - If the cycleway is on or next to a road.
- oneway=yes - If cyclists are only allowed to drive in one direction on the cycleway.
- bridge=yes - If the cycleway goes over a street or waterway.
- tunnel=yes - If the cycleway goes below a street or waterway.
|Combined cycle- and footway|| highway=cycleway + foot=designated + segregated=no
|One-way cycleway||highway=cycleway + oneway=yes|
- Cycle routes - Route relations for cycle routes
- opencyclemap.org - OSM data cycle map! (also available as a layer on the OSM main map)
- Cycle layer - Old project to use osmarender for cycle maps.
- WikiProject United Kingdom National Cycle Network
- WikiProject United Kingdom London Cycle Network