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
Add to a road highway=* the tag cycleway=track.
If there is only one cycle track add:
- bicycle track only right (direction of the ways of OSM)
- bicycle track only left
If there is only one cycle track, but it is designated to be used in both directions, add cycleway:right:oneway=no or cycleway:left:oneway=no respectively.
Alternatively, this kind of object may be mapped as a separate way and tagged as highway=cycleway cycleway=sidepath, or as highway=path path=sidepath bicycle=designated.
Use cycleway:right=track (respectively cycleway:left=track for countries with left-hand traffic)
For a cycle track operating in the opposite direction to a one-way road, instead use cycleway=opposite_track + oneway:bicycle=no.
Do not use cycleway=track + highway=cycleway
Popular cycleway=track + highway=cycleway combinations is a result of bug in Potlatch. This combination is recommended to be converted into highway=cycleway by JOSM and iD
Older tagging schemes
Note that cycleway=track is also often used if there is a track on just one side.
, bicycle road
, bus guideway