Routing API Developer's Guide

Transport Mode

The transport mode for private transport allows you to specify (using the TransportModes request parameter) the type of vehicle for which you are routing, from the list below.
Note: TransportModes is also used to specify public transport routing. Please see Public Transport Routing Mode for details.
Each transport mode applies different considerations, as described:
  • car: routing for cars, adheres to link rules and restrictions (for example, speed limits, direction of travel, etc.), can consider traffic if enabled
  • carHOV: same as routing for cars, but also allows usage of HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) lanes and roads.
  • pedestrian: routing for pedestrians, considers pedestrian maneuverability of links, disregards traffic
  • truck: routing for trucks, considers physical, hazardous material and trailer restrictions, can consider traffic if enabled
  • bicycle: routing for bicycles, in the Beta version, uses the pedestrian road network. Roads are considered to be open for cycling if they are open for both cars and pedestrians, or if they are pedestrian roadways in a park. Roads not open for cycling (including travelling the wrong way down one-way streets) can still be considered by the routing algorithm, but only at walking speed. Traffic information is not used in this mode.

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