|bicycle = no|
|indicates that riding bicycle is not allowed.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
(on node representing crossing)
(on way representing boardwalk)
(on way representing walkway on a bridge)
(on way representing highway)
In some places it is illegal to both ride and push bicycle but it is legal to walk, there is no good tagging scheme to indicate it, bicycle_pushed=no and bicycle_possession=no were suggested.
Objects where both cycling and walking (foot=no + bicycle=no) such as typical motorway are not problematic, as dismounting and walking while pushing bicycle is clearly not OK. There is also bicycle=dismount for tagging places where one is allowed to push bicycle but not allowed to cycle. Note that while roads/footways completely banning even pushing bicycles are quite rare compared to ones where just cycling is not allowed, bicycle=no is far more popular than bicycle=dismount. It is used over 942 000 times together with highway=* while bicycle=dismount just 73 000 times. It indicates that majority of mappers is using bicycle=no to indicate places where pushing bicycle is OK.
Even if someone is using bicycle=no with intention to state that pushing/carrying bicycle there is forbidden it is impossible to distinguish bicycle=no mapped with meaning "no cycling" and "no presence of bicycles is allowed". It makes bicycle=no and bicycle=dismount tags a de facto equivalent.
- bicycle=dismount that includes also more detail how dismount value appeared despite being a de facto duplicate of bicycle=no
- Key:access page about access restrictions in general
- General page about bicycle infrastructure
- strictly speaking it is legal during very bad weather or when cycling with a small child
- see bicycle=dismount for examples