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Public-images-osm logo.svg bicycle = private
indicates that riding bicycle is not allowed for general public, but some narrow group is allowed to do this. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: restrictions
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)may be used on relations
Status: de facto

Please, use access=private if access restriction applies to everyone.

bicycle=private is useful only when access=* or vehicle=* needs to be overriden.

See also bicycle=no when none is allowed to ride on bicycle.