|cycleway = opposite|
|One-way street without own bike path, which is open for cyclists in the opposite direction.|
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|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.
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. But it is highly recommended to mark it clearly and add such tag to make data interpretation easier.
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
- 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