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Trakt pieszorowerowy wzdłuż Warty w Poznaniu przy ulicy Ewangelickiej - kwiecień 2018.jpg
Roads and other objects designated/signed to use for cyclists Show/edit corresponding data item.
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Status: de facto

bicycle=designated is applied where cycling is not only legal, but object is explicitly designated for use by cyclists. Note that in many cases it is not necessary to tag it explicitly as it is implied by highway=cycleway or tags such as cycleway:both=lane.

bicycle=yes is applicable where it is necessary to mark that cycling is legal, but there is no explicit designation for use by cyclists.

Note that signed bicycle route is not something that makes road explicitly designated for use by cyclists and there are cycleways without any signed bicycle route.

Typically bicycle=designated (or highway=cycleway) requires special-purpose traffic signs[1].


Related cases where this tag is not applicable

See also


  1. In Poland it is sign C13 and its variants