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Public-images-osm logo.svg route = road
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Relation type used to combine road sections. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: routes
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: de facto

A route=road relation specifies that its members are a part of a road network and are used for motor vehicle traffic. This relation is mainly used for major routes which have a ref=*. A value for ref=* may be unique in a smaller area (such as a city), but not in a larger area (such as a country); adding roads to a relation allows to distinguish parts of roads that are related and to make roles between parts of roads explicit. Most urban streets and minor roads which are identified only by a name=* tag do not belong to a relation.


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.

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See also