|route = bicycle|
|Cycle routes or bicycle route are named or numbered or otherwise signed routes. May go along roads, trails or dedicated cycle paths.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
Cycle routes or bicycle route are named or numbered or otherwise signed routes. They may go along roads, trails or dedicated cycle paths.
How to map?
- type=route mandatory
- route=bicycle mandatory
- network=* mandatory
- ref=* - Short description of the route (3 to 5 characters)
- name=* - Description of the route
- operator=* - operator
- network:type=node_network - When the route is part of a node network
- distance=* - The distance covered by a route in km
- ascent=* - The ascent covered by a route in metres (meters). If a route has start and end points at different altitude, use descent=* too.
- descent=* - The descent covered by a route in metres (meters). Use it only if it differs from the ascent=*.
- roundtrip=yes - Indicate that the start and finish of the route are at the same location (circular route).
- signed_direction=yes - The route is to be cycled in only one direction, according to the signposts on the ground. This is more common with network=lcn routes. The ways within the relation should be ordered, as they are used to determine the direction of the signposts.
|(blank)||The ways making up the route.|
|forward/backward||If a route should be followed in only one direction for some or all of its length, the "role" can indicate this for some or all of the constituent ways. "forward" means the route follows this way only in the direction of the way, and "backward" means the route runs only against the direction of the way. Rendered on the cycle map (example).|
Split routes into sections
Since the international cycle routes contain many elements, it is common to divide them. You choose the areas so that the individual relations do not contain more than 500 elements. Suitable are political boundaries, but also names such as East and West. Afterwards the cuts are put together in a parent route of the type 'superroute' . This then contains only relations no paths.
Members of the Relation
|(blank)||the route sections that belong together|
Sometimes it is desired to combine several routes into one network. To do this, create a Relation with the following properties:
- rcn_ref=* - The reference point for a regional cycle route.