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A bicycle road is a road designated for bicycles. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Cycleways
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Status: in use

A bicycle road is a road designated for bicycles. Any other vehicles are prohibited unless marked with an addition sign.

This is a specific German concept and is very similar to well built out cycle ways in other countries. In Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland similar names are used for different concepts, that give cyclist special rights on otherwise normal roads (for example priority), in these countries cyclestreet=* is used to indicate the situation.


A signed bicycle road is tagged with bicycle_road=yes. In Germany the following tags are implied but it is recommended to add them explicitly for the sake of clarification and to guarantee correct routing instructions for other vehicle classes:


  • maxspeed=30 (since the amendment of Nov 1st 2009, maxspeed is set to 30 km/h if not explicitly signed differently)
  • source:maxspeed=DE:bicycle_road
  • traffic_sign=DE:244.1 (official traffic sign)

Type of highway

For considering the tag highway=* legal status of bicycle road is not important. The value is rather determined by the state of development of the road and its importance in the traffic system:

Alternatively, highway=service or highway=unclassified can be used.

Additional signs

Traffic sign Tagging Description
Zusatzzeichen 1020-30.svg

(Sign 1020-30)

vehicle=destination --
Zusatzzeichen 1022-12.svg

(Sign 1022-12)

motorcycle=yes vehicle=no does still fit
Zusatzzeichen 1024-10.svg

(Sign 1024-10)

motorcar=yes vehicle=no does still fit
Zusatzzeichen KFZ frei.svg motor_vehicle=yes Same meaning as "KFZ frei"



openstreetmap-carto and the OpenCycleMap do not render bicycle roads so far. CyclOSM shows them in blue.

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