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Public-images-osm logo.svg bicycle:designated:type
Used to specify the type of bicycle a path is designated for
Group: bicycles
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)may be used on relations
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Status: in use

The key bicycle:designated can to used to specify the type of bicycle a path is designated for.

This can be useful for making to explicitly mark that a way is designated as path for a specific type of bicycle.

MTB specific paths

In the case of a mtb-specific highway=path with bicycle=designated (for example a path that was specifically designed, built and marked for bicycle-use) this can to avoid any doubt that this bicycle-specific path is not a regular cycleway (in the sense of way with a traffic_sign D, 4 as described in the Vienna Convention on road signs and signals) .

Such a path should normally not be tagged with mtb=designated or bicycle:type since this implies a legal distinction (use of an access-key) that normally does not exist: in the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic and most practical situations there is no distinction in access-rights between types of bicycles (say a MTB or a racing bicycle), also because such a distinction would be too vague to make in a legal sense.

Other keys that can be helpful to help data users further distinguish between such mtb-specific paths and a regular highway=cycleway:



Key:traffic sign


Key Value Element Comment Photo
bicycle:designated:type mtb way

Other values for this key may be added when necessary.