|cycleway = opposite|
|One-way street without own bike path, which is open for cyclists in the opposite direction.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
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cycleway=opposite is used in situations where cyclists are permitted to travel in both directions on a road which is one-way for normal traffic, in situations where there is no dedicated contra-flow lane marked for cyclists.
For routing purposes using just oneway:bicycle=no is enough and using only oneway:bicycle=no is getting more and more popular.
When using the combination of the two, this tag, just like cycleway:both=no, can be seen as way to explicitly describe the lack of cycling infrastructure and some may prefer to not spend time on adding it. For example without cycleway:both=no or this tag it is not clear that somebody surveyed location and confirmed that there is no separate contraflow lane.
If used without oneway:bicycle=* on oneway=yes it is usually safe to assume that bicycles can travel in direction opposite to way direction.
Note that roads oneway for most vehicles but not oneway for bicycles, with a separate dedicated lane for bicycles, should be tagged as oneway=yes + oneway:bicycle=no + cycleway:left=lane + cycleway:left:oneway=-1 (or older, less specific tagging: oneway=yes + oneway:bicycle=no + cycleway=opposite_lane) rather than cycleway=opposite.
Deprecated in the Netherlands
This tag is deprecated in the Netherlands. Please don't add it and use oneway:bicycle=no instead.
- ↑ oneway:bicycle=no is used ~147.000 times and growing while cycleway=opposite is used ~47.000 times and not really growing - data as of 2022-04-20
- ↑ The combination of the two tags is even more used than cycleway=opposite alone