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Cycle Lane Route

Cycle Routes are principally indicated by signs and markings. They may be either on the carriageway, on footways either shared with or segregated from pedestrians, or specially designated cycle paths.

 

Toucan signals

These are special traffic signals, similar to pelican crossings - they have a red man and green man to show when it is safe to cross - but they also have an extra signal, a green cycle. This means that cyclists need not dismount, but can cross over at the same time as pedestrians.

Advanced cycle stop lines

Within ordinary traffic signalled junctions, there are sometimes two sets of stop lines on each approach. The one further from the signals is for general traffic, and the one nearer to the signals is for cyclists. This is to give space for cyclists wishing to turn right to safely change from the nearside to the offside. This space is normally coloured green on the road.

Traffic signage

A full catalogue of traffic signage and road markings can be found on the Highway Code (new window) website, which includes those that are applicable to cyclists.

For further information please contact:
Highways Helpdesk
Bedford Borough Council
6th Floor
Borough Hall
Bedford
MK42 9AP

Tel: (01234) 718003
Email: highways.helpdesk@bedford.gov.uk

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