[Tagging] Meaning of cycleway=no

Adam Snape adam.c.snape at gmail.com
Wed Jul 19 08:42:55 UTC 2017

highway=cycleway + cycleway=no can only logically be interpreted as a cycle
way where there is no separation of cycle traffic from other users of the
cycleway. The segregated=no tag would be more appropriate for that scenario



On 18 Jul 2017 9:57 p.m., "Wiktor Niesiobedzki" <osm at vink.pl> wrote:

> Hi,
> Recently I read in OSM Weekly about new maps by MapCat. Driven by
> curiosity I opened this map and when I switched to bike mode in my
> city I notice a lot of non-existing cycling infrastructure. After
> investigation I discovered that MapCat renders all values of cycleway
> as bike lane, what in presence of "no" value is an apparent bug[1].
> Looking on taginfo, it seems, that cycleway=no is second most used value
> in OSM:
> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/cycleway#values
> Though I find it hard to understand, what it means. We could give a
> lot of tags with "no" value - building=no on landuse= and highway= and
> so on. Even I found combination of highway=cycleway + cycleway=no.
> As I asked this question on Polish OSM forum and Mateusz updated wiki
> page: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:cycleway#Other_values
> with description of "no" value.
> Can anybody point me to explanation of this tag value? Should it's use
> be discouraged by validators / presets? (at least combinations as
> highway=cycleway + cycleway=no)
> Cheers,
> Wiktor
> [1] - https://mapcat.userecho.com/topics/69-do-not-render-
> cyclewayno-as-bike-lane/
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