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111th St Corona Saultel Avs td (2019-03-21) 09.jpg
Defines the oneway rules for cyclists for the cycleway right of the way. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: cycleways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: in use

Use cycleway:right:oneway (resp. cycleway:left:oneway) to specify the oneway properties of the cycleway on the right (resp. left) hand side of the way.

To indicate that the cycling traffic flows in the same direction the osm way is oriented (as given by the geometry of the untagged osm object), use the value yes (or 1). To indicate contra-flow, use -1. For bidirectional flow on that side, use the value no.

If the way has oneway=yes and you are allowed to cycle against that oneway flow add also oneway:bicycle=no to make it easier for bicycle routers to see that the way can be used in two directions.

Implicit values

If this key is not present and the way does not have oneway=yes, the following values are used as an implicit default:

countries with
right hand-traffic left hand-traffic
cycleway:right:oneway=yes cycleway:right:oneway=-1
cycleway:left:oneway=-1 cycleway:left:oneway=yes

Adding these defaults is unnecessary tagging.

If the way does have oneway=yes, yes is used as an implicit default for both sides (regardless of handedness). In other words, a cycleway on the left side of a one-way road in a country with right-hand traffic is not assumed to be a contra-flow lane (unless explicitly tagged with cycleway:left:oneway=-1).

Because of the defaults, the most likely explicit use is for bidirectional or contra-flow lanes/tracks, but if you know of an exception, please add it to the examples.


Photo Tags
Clifford Street bike lane in Providence RI.jpg
111th St Corona Saultel Avs td (2019-03-21) 09.jpg
Cycle contraflow Caen c.jpg