Red turn

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It has been proposed that this page or section be merged with No turn on red. (Discuss)

Use a variation of red_turn if crossing a traffic signal in a specific direction is allowed even if it is red.

How to map

  • Start with the base key red_turn,
  • then add direction of the allowed movement (:left, or :right)
  • then if needed add the class of vehicle it applies to (:bicycle).

Unless the values are the same in all directions, you should make sure the individual traffic signals are mapped (as opposed to tagging just the intersection with highway=traffic_signals).

In this context, left/right is understood as the turn direction as seen by the vehicle. Don't confuse with the left/right side of the road which is always seen in the direction of the OSM way.


France road sign M12a.svgDutch traffic sign VR06Verkehrszeichen »Rechtsabbiegen für Radfahrer frei« aus dem Verkehrsversuch in Basel.svgZeichen 721 - Grünpfeilschild mit Beschränkung auf den Radverkehr, StVO 2020.svg red_turn:right:bicycle=yes or red_turn:right=yes when on a cycleway

France road sign M12b.svg [Proposed] red_turn:straight:bicycle=yes (see talk page)









In France, many of these are mapped as a relation of type=restriction with restriction:bicycle=give_way, with a 'from', 'via' and 'to' role. More info (in French). Also see the Talk section of this page.

In Austria, some are mapped as relation type=restriction with restriction:bicycle=stop.

Possible tagging mistakes

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