|cycleway = track
|Used on these elements
|Status: de facto
|Tools for this tag
A cycle track is separated from the road by curbs, parking lots, grass verges, trees or another physical barrier, but is running parallel to and next to the road.
How to map
If there is only one cycle track add:
- bicycle track only right (direction of the ways of OSM)
- bicycle track only left
Do not use cycleway=track + highway=cycleway
This combination doesn't make a lot of sense; it implies that the cycleway has an adjacent cycleway=track, which it obviously does not. The reason that there are quite a few of these still around is as a result of an old bug in Potlatch 1. This combination is recommended to be converted into just highway=cycleway by JOSM and iD.
Alternatives to mapping using cycleway=track
With cycleway=track, cycle paths are mapped together with the properties of the roads at the line of the road (highway=*) (mapping together). Alternatively, they can be mapped separately as a separate line with highway=cycleway or path (separate mapping). This distinguishes them from cycle lanes, which are always mapped to the line of the road (cycleway=lane). In the case of separately mapped cycle paths, cycleway=separate should be added to the road way, and if the use of the cycle path is compulsory, bicycle=use_sidepath should also be added.
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