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A highway marked as an evacuation route, such as from a flood or hurricane Edit or translate this description.
Group: Highways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
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Status: approvedPage for proposal


The tag evacuation_route=* is used to tag a highway=* which is marked as an evacuation route, such as for flooding or hurricanes.

Formerly tagged evacuation_route=yes, or evacuation_route=no on a way tagged highway=*, but this method of tagging is no longer recommended.

This tag was approved to be added as a property to a route relation tagged with route=evacuation, with values that specify the type of evacuation route: flood, hurricane, tsunami, etc.

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