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Public-images-osm logo.svg traffic
to describe the amount of vehicles transiting on a road Edit or translate this description.
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