Bike Signs

These are the Regulatory Signs and Plaques for Bicycle Facilities recently published in the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. I like the “May Use Full Lane” and “No Parking – Bike Lane” signs. Have a favorite?

[via The Recumbent Blog]

16 Responses to “Bike Signs”

  • Tali says:

    I think we need a version saying “[Bicycles] MUST USE FULL LANE” for narrow curbside lanes where safe passing requires cars to move completely into adjacent lanes.

  • ksteinhoff says:

    I like the original sign, but I like Tali’s version, too.

    It makes more sense than the standard picture of a bike and Share the Road.

    Too many motorists think the sign is directed AT cyclists, who should share the road by staying the hell off it.

  • Lovely Bicycle! says:

    Can’t beat the “May Use Full Lane” sign!
    Will they actually start posting those?

  • Doug R. says:

    I like the “No Horses” one! When I ride the horse trails down at the American River, they always have posts with “No Bicycles” images! We need to reverse them!

  • Eddie says:

    WTF? These are official government signs for “Bike Facilities” that include a circle-slash over a pedestrian (okay, I understand it’s for bikes), over an ice skater (in Minnesota, maybe?), over an equestrian (watch out for road apples?) even over a bicycle! (now I know this is government at its best) but there is no circle-slash over a car? There is, however, a sign of a bike extolling “Wrong Way”. Will we ever win?

  • ksteinhoff says:

    Take a look at all the Circle/Slash symbols at the Santa Fe National Cemetery (close to the bottom of the page; click on it to make it larger).

    In 1976, the Bicentennial Year, a photographer I knew shot a great photo layout of all the DO NOT signs around the Freedom Train.

  • Larey says:

    You can buy vehicle stickers similar to “May Use Full Lane” over on in case anyone feels like a little activism. I’ve ordered a set.

    I noticed they will be coming out with a sticker that matches the “May Use Full Lane” sign next year, and I’ll probably order that one to.

  • Larey says:

    I like the last sign “Look”. I wonder where and for whom that sign was needed.

  • Doug R. says:

    @Eddie, I think the slash over the pedestrian is a “Roller Blader ” in a streamliner helmet.
    Hey, Skating is pollution free too!

  • Joel van Allen says:

    That’s my biggest pet peeve: people who use the bike lane to double park, or sit idling. I vote for the “No Parking – Bike Lane” sign, only ten times bigger, with flashing lights, and perhaps a motion sensitive Civil Defense claxon mounted on top when something bigger than a bike gets too close. Hey, anyone know of any urban planning jobs available?

  • Croupier says:

    Down with bladers!

  • jonathan says:

    The no roller blading sign is by far my favorite ;)

  • Doug R. says:

    Tough crowd! wheew! Just wait until my skate punks find your parked bike and use it for a rail! heeh, heeh!

  • Eddie says:

    @Doug R.: Oops, my bad! My poor vision didn’t pick up on that minute detail under the skates. Still, the sign for bike facilities that didn’t make sense to me is the circle-slash over a bike. Why have a bike facility that prohibits bikes?

  • Jack says:

    With the lighter traffic I had to run two read lights this morning since there were no cars to trigger them to change. So I like the To Request Green Wait On sign. I wish they had a bike trigger with that symbol on my route. I was wondering what the symbol would look like.

  • Nick says:

    The best is clearly


    That sign is nowhere to be found in my city.

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