Key:route

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Description
A customary or regular line of passage or travel, often predetermined and publicized Edit or translate this description.
Group: Route
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Documented values: 36
Wikidata
Status: de facto

Usage

This can be used to describe routes. A route is a customary or regular line of passage or travel, often predetermined and publicized. Routes consist of paths taken repeatedly by people and vehicles: a ship on the North Atlantic route, a car on a numbered road, a bus on its route or a cyclist on a national route.

There are two possibilities to use it.


On relations

Use on relations relation is by far the most common approach,

See relation:route


On ways

In specific cases route=* can be used on ways way, however not when combined with a value for a mode of transport from access=*.

For instance route=foot; route=bicycle or route=horse may be used on relations relation (for signedposted routes), but should not be used on ways way.

See relation:route#Route_types_.28route.29


Examples where route=* may be used on ways way include: