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Whatever feature can be used only in one direction by pedestrians Edit or translate this description.
Group: Restrictions
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Status: in use


This tag is used by some mappers to indicate a feature can be used only in one direction by pedestrians.

Orla Perć, oneway hiking route - tagged as highway=path + oneway=yes + foot=yes + bicycle=no + ski=no + snowmobile=no

Tagging used by some other mappers is to use oneway=yes, but it goes against typical interpretation of this tag that holds that it applies only to vehicles. For example highway=path + oneway=yes + foot=designated + bicycle=designated would be interpreted that bicycles are allowed only in one direction and pedestrians can move in both.

But note that highway=path + oneway=yes was used by some mappers to mark that pedestrians may move only in one direction.

See also

  • oneway=* to map oneway restrictions for vehicles.
  • foot:backward=no - more consistent alternative tagging which doesn’t suffer from the problems described above