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.
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
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:
Bedford Borough Council
Tel: (01234) 718003