Non-drivable roads

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Non-drivable roads

The non-drivable road types are:

* Not able means in this context not able or not allowed. On many foot paths and bicycle paths it is physical possible to drive with a car or motor cycle, but these road types shouldn't be used by this type of traffic.

Page on the Locking level of non-drivable roads.

Use sparcely
Non-drivable roads like walking trails and pedestrian boardwalks shouldn't be added, unless there is a good reason. Check the Wiki pages on these road types: Walking trail and Pedestrian Boardwalk.

Not or not always drivable

We often get the question "how do we map non-drivable or restricted access roads?" In the table below you will see what to do in every situation.

Road typeDescription
Walking trailNot able to drive with a vehicle
Possible destination along the segment
Considered for routing if connected via a real junction node
Pedestrian BoardwalkNot able to drive with a vehicle
Does not have any destinations along the segment
Not considered for routing, connect only via phantom nodes.
Private roadAble to drive with a vehicle
Not always allowed to drive with a car
Street with restrictionAccess restricted for certain vehicle types
Access restricted for certain hours of the day


Walking Trail or Pedestrian Boardwalk

If a footpath leads from a normal road to a Walking Trail, but this path has no destinations / house numbers, should it be defined as PB or is a PB skipped in the routing and should we take WT without house numbers?
Best use a WT, see picture below.


Public transport
The previous standard "Use Walking trails for public transport" is changed into "use Pedestrian Boardwalk for public transport". because both non-drivable roadtypes have now a fix. Preference for PB because public transport lanes shouldn’t have (by accident) destinations. But Pedestrian Boardwalk should not be chosen if they can be used by taxis.

Belgium F99 sign

Belgium F99 sign

Belgium uses the F99 sign in a number of variants. The road is allowed for the type of traffic that is displayed on the sign. If this sign is used we've got the following mapping possibilities:

  • If there are houses or other destinations along the segment (house numbers), then a Private Road is used. Possibly to be completed with unpaved checked.
  • If there are no destinations the road should be mapped as a Pedestrian Boardwalk.
  • If necessary, the road can be divided into a part with habitation (Private Road) and a part without habitation (Pedestrian Boardwalk).

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