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Use compulsory parallel way instead Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: restrictions
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: de facto

This tag, like bicycle=use_sidepath, applies only to roads with a classification that normally allows use by vehicles classed as mofa. In some countries it is illegal for mofa traffic to use a road if a parallel compulsory sidepath exists. On OSM, this can be indicated by tagging the main road as mofa=use_sidepath if the sidepath is mapped separately. mofa=no should be used if the main road is explicitly forbidden, typically by a traffic sign on the main road, whether a sidepath exists or not.


Unlike bicycle=use_sidepath, this tag was never properly proposed and accepted. Due to its considerable use however, routing engines should treat it as a negative access value (i.e., equivalent to mofa=no).

How to map

This tag applies to ways where a parallel way suitable and mandatory for this class of vehicle is mapped. The main road can then be tagged as mofa=use_sidepath to indicate that the main road must not be used. This tag is often used in combination with moped=use_sidepath and bicycle=use_sidepath.

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