[Tagging] Status of oneway=cw oneway=ccw

s8evq s8evq at runbox.com
Tue Mar 12 11:30:38 UTC 2019

Hello everyone,

I have a question concerning the correct way to add the direction of travel to roundtrip route=hiking|foot|bicycle relations.

I saw in the route=hiking wiki page that the usage of oneway=cw and oneway=ccw has been added in 2017, with the word "proposal: " in front.


Since then, this tag has not been used that much:
https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/oneway=cw (4 times)
https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/oneway=ccw (6 times)

I see there is also the tag "direction=" with a lot more usage. On mini-roundabouts (as documented in the wiki https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:direction#Clockwise_and_anticlockwise), but sometimes even on route=foot, route=hiking and route=bicycle (not documented in the wiki)

Could somebody clear this up, for a novice user like me? How to correctly add the direction of travel to roundtrip route=hiking|foot|bicycle relations? What is the status or meaning of this "proposal: " wording? And what about using direction?


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