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A parking space designed for bicycles. Edit or translate this description.
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Group: Bicycles
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

The term ‘bicycle parking’ refers to any parking space designed for bicycles, where one can leave a pedal cycle unattended in reasonable security. In cities and towns, these can often be found in front of shops or along streets; possibly in association with parking for motorized vehicles. Examples of specific forms include covered bike sheds and lockers, simple ground-anchored bike racks, or curvy artistic lumps of metal for chaining your bike to.


Add a node tagged amenity=bicycle_parking in the geographical centre of the feature if it's just a small number of bike racks close together. Larger areas of cycle parking may be represented with a closed way. You can also map a single open way along the length of the parking if applicable. Don't use multiple together: use only one object per feature.


Tag Description
name=* Larger areas of bike parking may be named.
operator=* Cycle parking may be operated by some organisation.
covered=* Parked bikes are protected from rain.
access=* Public access is implied in most roadside cases. Some bike racks may be private with access limited to members of a university, company, or other organisation, possibly requiring keys or codes to access.
capacity=* The number of bikes that can be parked here.
fee=* In some places, one must pay to park one's bike.
bicycle_parking=* Details the type of bicycle parking (e.g. stands, wall loops...).
cyclestreets_id=* A link to the ID (e.g. 12345) of the location describing a photo of the cycle parking in CycleStreets. Multiple IDs should be separated by semi-colons.
maxstay=* Maximum allowed bicycle parking time - given sometimes at covered parking-places.
surveillance=* Closed-circuit television (CCTV) security cameras can be marked with this. See the linked page for details of the values in use. Depending on the layout, a separate node nearby may be enough.

When tagging capacities, assume that most Sheffield stands (also referred to as U-racks in wikipedia) or similar forms of two-sided bike rack can hold up to two bicycles for each stand when working out the capacity=*.

Types of parking

See main entry: bicycle_parking=*.


Cargo Bike Parking

With the rise of cargo bikes, especially in cities, typical bicycle parking systems don't work properly. There are different cities, like Berlin or Stuttgart which offer bicycle parking spots, explicitly for cargo bikes. Tagging of them are not standardized. cargo_bike=* tackles this issue.

Tagging of Common Bike Parking Facilities

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