Proposed features/cycleroad

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Status: Abandoned (inactive)
Proposed by: Tessarakt2
Tagging: highway=cycleroad
Applies to: way
Definition: Road intended especially or solely for cyclists, special rules apply
Rendered as: *
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 2008-08-21
RFC start: *
Vote start: *
Vote end: *


Cycle roads (German: Fahrradstraßen, [1]) are roads that are only to be used by cyclists, except when other kinds of road users are permitted by an additional sign.

In Germany, rules for the usage of carriageways apply, with the following exceptions:

  • Other vehicles than bicycles may use cycle roads only when permitted by an additional sign.
  • All vehicles may only drive at 30 km/h.
  • Cyclists may drive side by side.

Cycle roads differ from cycleways not only in the different rules, but also in their optical appearance: They look just like a normal road, cf. Stadtwiki Karlsruhe. That justifies to tag them differently from cycleways.


Zeichen 244 - Beginn der Fahrradstraße, StVO 1997.svg way with highway=cycleroad

Zeichen 244 - Beginn der Fahrradstraße, StVO 1997.svg 120px-Zusatzzeichen 1020-30.svg.png way with highway=cycleroad & access=destination


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