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Public-images-osm logo.svg bicycle = permissive
Roads and other objects accessible to cyclists, but not explicitly designated/signed for their use and permission can be revoked at any time. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: restrictions
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
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Status: de facto

bicycle=permissive is applied where cycling is legal, not obvious from other tags and where it is not explicitly designated for cyclists (that would be bicycle=designated), and permission can be revoked at any time.

When permission cannot be revoked at any time it would be bicycle=yes

This distinction is especially important in places such as UK with right of way - there are cases where land owner cannot forbid people using path over their land.

In places where such legal right does not exist, for example in Poland, nearly all uses of bicycle=yes would be more accurately mapped as bicycle=permissive - but value of such changes would be rather low.


Related cases where this tag is not applicable

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