|A bicycle road is a road designated for bicycles.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
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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:
- vehicle=no (all vehicles are prohibited)
- bicycle=designated (except bicycles, road is designated for this vehicle type)
- maxspeed=30 (since the amendment of Nov 1st 2009, maxspeed is set to 30 km/h if not explicitly signed differently)
- 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:
- highway=residential for bicycle roads which do not differ much from other streets in the residential area, e.g. with wide asphalt lane(s) and sidewalks. An additional traffic sign "Anlieger frei" (*=destination) or "KFZ frei" (motor_vehicle=yes) is a good lead that highway=residential is the proper value.
- highway=cycleway or highway=path for roads which tend to look like a regular cycleway or bike path.
|motorcycle=yes||vehicle=no does still fit|
|motorcar=yes||vehicle=no does still fit|
|motor_vehicle=yes||Same meaning as "KFZ frei"|
- on Wikipedia
- Proposed_features/cycleroad - older proposal, trying to establish a new value for highway=*
- Key:cyclestreet, a different kind of bicycle road on which motor vehicles are allowed as guests