Routing API Developer's Guide

Bicycle Routing

Note: This feature is currently a Beta version.

Bicycle routing uses the pedestrian road network, where roads are considered to be open for cycling.

You can enable bicycle routing by setting &mode=fastest;bicycle or &mode=shortest;bicycle. In this mode, the Routing API considers roads to be open for cycling if either of the following conditions apply:
  • the roads are open for both cars and pedestrians
  • there are pedestrian roadways in a park

The routing algorithm can also include roads that are closed for cycling but at walking speed. For example, if a cyclist has to travel the wrong way down a one-way street, routing algorithm calculates the route at walking speed because of the assumption that the cyclist must dismount and push the bicycle.