Familiarising with signs and markings will help with building your confidence and keeping you safe
In order to keep you and others safe on the roads and paths you need to know what the signs you are looking at mean. The small list below will help identifying some of the signs you need to be aware of.
|The number on this sign identifies the route you are in, the red colour behind the number means it’s a National Route.|
|The number on this sign identifies the route you are in, the blue colour behind the number means you’re on a Regional Route.|
|This sign means you are in a shared-use path. You can cycle anywhere along the path, but so can pedestrians. Caution is extremely important here.|
|This sign also means you are in a shared-use path, but you must ride on the cycle segregated lane.|
|This is a contra-flow cycle lane. You will be riding against traffic flow on a segregated cycle lane.|
|There are mandatory and advisory cycle lanes. These can sometimes be coloured green or red.
• Continuous white line: lane is used for cyclists only
• Dashed white line: other vehicles will share the lane, including parked cars
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|Wait at the front of the queue for the traffic lights to change, this will give you visibility. Motorists have to wait behind the first stop line.|