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Public-images-osm logo.svg disused:highway
A currently unused highway feature that is still in a reasonable state of repair. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: lifecycle
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)
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Status: in use

The disused:highway key is used to map former highway=* features that are currently unused but could be put back into operation with reasonable effort. Such highway features will always have some physical form reflective of their former use visible in the landscape, but may have been repurposed or may be no longer usable.

For abandoned highway features which are not maintained and could only be returned to use with significant expense or total reconstruction, see the key abandoned:highway instead.

How to map

The key disused:highway is used with the same values as highway=*, e.g:

If the former highway feature is now used for a different purpose, this can also be tagged. For example, a disused primary highway which is now designated as a cycleway may be mapped as a way with the tags disused:highway=primary + highway=cycleway.

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