Bicycle routing uses the pedestrian road network, where roads are considered to be open for cycling.
&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.
The elevation of the road can also influence speed and estimated time of arrival (ETA). The routing algorithm assumes that cycling uphill takes more time than cycling on a flat road and that cycling downhill requires less time.