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Specifies that a foot or hiking route is signposted, and the signs are only visible from one direction. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: unspecified


signed_direction=* is used on a relation with type=route + route=* to specify that a foot, hiking or bicycle route is signposted and the signs are only visible if you walk in one specific direction. This means the route can be walked in both directions, but if you want to be able to see the signs on the ground, you can do that only in one specific direction.

Values can be yes or no. The default value is assumed to be no.

It's preferred not to use oneway=yes anymore, as it could cause confusion with oneway=* as a legal restriction. See discussion on tagging mailinglist.

Moereveld sign.jpg

See picture above. In this case, the hiking route is marked with a six sided sign. If you would be coming from the other side, there would be no sign or trailmarker visible.