| highway = cycleway
|For designated cycleways.|
|Used on these elements|
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The highway=cycleway tag indicates a separate way for the use of 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 - particularly "cycle lanes" which are a part of the road - should usually not be tagged as a separate cycleway, but by adding the cycleway=* tag to an existing highway=* instead.
The Bicycle page provides more information about how to tag bicycle-related infrastructure in general.
Foot access on cycleways
Tagging a way with highway=cycleway implies that the route is designated for bicycles.
Different countries have their own rules as to whether foot access is allowed by default on cycleways. See default access restrictions. In countries where foot access is not allowed by default, use the foot=designated or foot=yes tag when foot access is allowed. In this case, you can add the segregated=* tag to indicate whether or not there is a separate pedestrian lane present. Instead of foot=designated/foot=yes + segregated=yes, it is also possible to use sidewalk=right/*=left or footway=right/*=left. This scheme allows specific records on widthes and surfaces.
Note that ways which are not restricted to cyclists only can alternatively also be tagged as highway=path instead of highway=cycleway, but many renderers then don't show that cycling is possible, there.
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 ride 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|
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