Cycling road signs and markings
The City posts different signs and painted pavement markings to let you know where you can ride your bicycle safely.
Before you get on your bike, get to know what these signs and symbols mean.
Bicycle symbol and sign for designated bicycle routes
This sign and pavement marking shows that you are on a designated bicycle route.
Green-painted pavement along bicycle routes
In North America, green is the standard colour for cycling facilities. Green-painted pavement identifies locations for potential conflicts with vehicles, such as street- and driveway crossings. Watch for turning, crossing, or merging motor vehicles.
Diamond-and-bicycle symbol and sign for dedicated bicycle lanes
Motor vehicles, buses, and motorcycles are not permitted to travel or stop in this lane unless making a right turn onto a cross street. Transit buses may stop at designated stops.
Diamond symbol and sign for special vehicle lanes
You may ride your bicycle in lanes reserved for special vehicles like buses and carpools.
Bicycle-and-arrow symbol for routes changing direction
Follow the arrows to stay on the bicycle route.
Sharrow symbol for shared roadways
Position yourself along this pavement symbol to safely share the road with other vehicles.
Shared-pathway symbol and sign
Yield to people walking when you're on an off-street pathway shared by people walking and cycling. Look for this symbol around the Seawall.
Traffic-signal sensor symbol
Line up your wheels with the lines on either side of this bicycle symbol to trigger a traffic signal change.
Dedicated bicycle traffic signal
Watch out for traffic signals specifically for people on bicycles so you know when it's your turn to cross the street.
Crossbike symbol (elephants' feet)
Crossbikes are crosswalks with dotted lines (or "elephants' feet") for people walking and cycling. You may ride your bicycle through the crossing. Always yield to people walking.
Bicycle box symbol
Position yourself in the green box at a stop signal so you can proceed before other vehicles when it's time to cross. Pay special attention to the green bike box when you turn left off of a protected bicycle lane.