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Discouraged relation type used to combine road sections, not usually necessary. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Route
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: in use

route=road used to specify a specific kind route relation Relation:route. It is used to identify road networks and needs to be combined with Relation:route#Road_routes.

This relation is rarely used compared to the total number of roads in Openstreetmap. It is usually unnecessary to add these relations, because database users can combine connected highway=* ways which share characteristics such as the same name=* and ref=*.

See also:


See the route relation wiki for applicable members.

Special tags

Relations tagged route=road may have the following tags in addition to the ones described in Relations/Routes:

Name Discussion
TMC:cid_(CID):tabcd_(TABCD):LocationCode ID-number transmitted in electronic traffic-messages that identifies this road. See TMC_Import_Germany and TMC:LocationCode=* for TMC-locations.