[Tagging] tagging of one-way cycle lanes

Tobias Zwick osm at westnordost.de
Wed May 9 18:00:58 UTC 2018

The tagging as you described is correct. An alternative is to use simply




if you want to be explicit about that there are lanes on both sides of
the street.

I venture to say that any data consumer that processes bicycle-data will
assume that a cycle lane is a oneway in the same direction as the
motorized traffic if nothing is specified and the road itself is not a
oneway. So, whether to explicitly tag that the lanes are oneways or not
will probably not make a big difference.

On 09/05/2018 19:11, Volker Schmidt wrote:
> I want to tag a road (one of thousands in this country) that has two
> lanes for carsĀ  (one in each direction) and two cycle lanes, one on each
> side. Thes cycle lanes are by law one-way in the same direction of the
> motorized traffic in the neighbouring road lane.
> My (basic) tagging would be:
> highway=unclassified (or whatever)
> cycleway:right=lane
> cycleway:right:oneway=yes
> cycleway:left=lane
> cycleway:left:oneway=-1
> the value "-1" is discouraged for the "oneway" key, but in this case I
> see no alternative
> "cycleway:left:oneway=-1" has some 800 uses in taginfo,
> "cycleway:right:oneway=yes" has some 2800 uses in taginfo.
> Should I go ahead with my tagging? Alternatives?
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