The OpenCycleMap global cycling map is based on data from the OpenStreetMap project. At low zoom levels it is intended for overviews of national cycling networks; at higher zoom levels it should help with planning which streets to cycle on, where you can park your bike and so on.
The map is updated every few days with the latest data from OpenStreetMap. News about OpenCycleMap can be found in the OpenStreetMap archives on my blog.
|National Cycle Route|
|Regional Cycle Route|
|Local Cycle Network|
The main guide for cycle routes lives at Cycle Routes on the OSM wiki. The following is a summary:
|National cycle network||
||Sustrans' National Cycle Routes|
|Regional cycle network||
||Sustrans' Regional cycle routes|
|Local cycle network||
||Various, including London Cycle Network|
The tagging guide here is biased towards the UK definitions, but the map is fully international. Other countries have their own national, regional and local networks which use the same tags, but are decided on a country-by-country basis.
*cn = "yes"tags if there’s a
*_reftags are rendered as if they are route references. Please keep them short!
lcncan also stand for “London Cycle Network”!
yesand it will render as a dashed line
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