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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 moped use. In some countries it is illegal for moped traffic to use a road if a parallel compulsory sidepath exists. On OSM, this can be indicated by tagging the main road as moped=use_sidepath if the sidepath is mapped separately. moped=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 never went through a proposal process. Due to its considerable use however, routing engines should treat it as a negative access value, though may be weaker than moped=no.

How to map

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

Note that exact legal implication will differ between countries and may even change as laws change.

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