| +/- highway=cycleway
For designated cycleways, i.e. mainly/exclusively for bicycles.
No two cyclists will ever agree what constitutes a good cycle route. Cyclists can seek out anything from only off-road routes to the quickest route on a multi-lane highway. Some want a flat commute, while others seek out hills for a recreational challenge. This is the strength of OSM. It can capture the cycling relevant data as possible, and each cyclist can choose the way that best suits.
How to map
To tag a cycleway just create the way and mark them with highway=cycleway. If this way has a name then add this with name=*. To indicate that this way is part of a route network, see Cycle routes for a full guide.
Additional information about the character of this way can be given with the cycleway=* tag. The cycleway=* should as well be used if you already used highway=* for something else than cycleway and just want to mark a way that runs along a street.
Foot access on cycleways
Tagging a way with highway=cycleway implies that the route is designated for bicycles. By default foot access on cycleways is not allowed, but foot access is different for each country (see default Access-Restrictions).
Use the foot=designated and segregated=* combination and/or the access=* tags to modify the restrictions if necessary. Example use of these tags to indicate access restrictions are shown in the examples below and on the Bicycle page.
In the case you do not have a normal cycleway you should take a look on these sites:
- cycleway=* - Allows tagging of a cycleway which is on a road
- bridge=yes - If the way goes over a street or waterway.
- tunnel=yes - If the way goes below a street or waterway.
| Cycleway (only bicycles are allowed)
| Combined cycle- and footway
|| highway=path bicycle=designated foot=designated segregated=no
- 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