[Tagging] Do we still need cycleway=opposite?

Markus selfishseahorse at gmail.com
Sun Mar 17 12:49:54 UTC 2019

On Sun, 17 Mar 2019 at 12:22, Martin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> cycleway=opposite specifies a track (=distinct bicycle carriageway) whose position and direction are opposite to the direction you would expect (e.g. it is left for right traffic jurisdictions), right?

No, that's cycleway=opposite_track. cycleway=opposite is for
"situations where there is no dedicated contra-flow lane marked for
cyclists". [1]

> Would you add it in case the track is explicitly mapped? In other words, is it a property of the road and independent from an explicitly mapped cycleway, or is it either or?

If there's a separate carriageway for bicycles ("cycle track"), i tag
the road cycleway=separate. This is also what the wiki recommends. [1]

[1]: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:cycleway

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