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Hello, my question is regarding a two-way protected bike lane separated by a concrete median. Is one supposed to draw a cycle path (highway=cycleway), or tag the road it's running next to with cycleway=track?

asked 13 Apr '22, 04:19

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As has already been said, both are acceptable. My personal preference is to map cycleways as separate ways when they have a physical barrier, because it makes it more clear to map users that the route is separated from the road used by motor vehicles.

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answered 20 Apr '22, 04:34

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With physical separation, you are allowed to do either, as in highway=footway + footway=sidewalk vs highway= + sidewalk=. On this topic, some are using cycleway:*=separate to replace the cycleway:*=track once the highway=cycleway= has been drawn, as a counterpart to sidewalk:*=separate.

If you choose cycleway:*=track for now, it is helpful to add cycleway:*:oneway=no.

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answered 13 Apr '22, 10:19

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Thank you for reminding me to remove cycleway=track from my locale.

Given the description of the reasons for it to be mapped, I've never really seen the point of it. How parallel & how near to the road does it have to be? IMO it's far too subjective. If there's a grass verge etc then it's a separately entity and requires a primary tag.

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answered 27 Apr '22, 19:24

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