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Public-images-osm logo.svg traffic
to describe the amount of vehicles transiting on a road Show/edit corresponding data item.
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
Useful combination
Status: in use

The traffic tag is used to describe the amount of vehicles transiting on highways. The purpose of this tag isn't to replace systems that measure real-time traffic on a road, but to describe how congested a road is usually.

List of values

Value Vehicles per day Comments
traffic=trunk >= 10000
traffic=heavy < 10000
traffic=intermediate < 5000
traffic=low < 2000

See also