- Watch for new signs
- The Yield to Bicycles signs caution motorists to look out for bikes and yield when turning across a bike lane. Here, the roads will be marked with green stripes.
- The No Right Turn on a Red Light signs were implemented for the safety of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. It is important to continue to follow these signs to ensure everyone’s safety.
- Don’t stop on the green paint
- Green paint on the road indicates where drivers and cyclists may cross paths at intersections or accessways, or where cyclists may need access to a bike box. Avoid stopping on the green paint, and stop behind the white line.
- Shoulder check and look both ways.
- Cyclists travel quicker than a pedestrian and will be coming from both directions in the bike lanes. Shoulder check and look both ways before turning across a bike lane.
- Yield to cyclists when turning across the bike lanes
- Striped green paint means a bike lane is crossing an intersection or accessway such as an alleyway or entrance into a parking lot. Watch for cyclists before crossing the bike lane.
The Bike Education Street Team has been hitting the pavement since June speaking to all road users to help bring awareness and understanding to the new infrastructure, and to help drivers, cyclists and pedestrians interact with each other.
Sidewalk decals are being placed at six locations on the Downtown Bike Network to highlight the four top tips for drivers as they travel along the network. For further information about driving downtown, a driver awareness video and brochure are also available online, providing details about the new features of the Downtown Bike Network and how to navigate safely.
The Downtown Bike Network is 7.8 km of protected bike lanes and shared-use paths, providing safe and accessible cycling opportunities for all ages and abilities to travel to different events, festivals and locations in the downtown core. The majority of the new bike lanes were open by July, and a new section to connect westbound along 105 Avenue from 116 Street - 109 Street will be complete this fall.