CROSSRIDES AND BIKE SIGNALS

WHAT IS A CROSSRIDE?

Crossrides allow cyclists to stay on their bikes while crossing through intersections. They may be located where multi-use trails or cycle tracks cross a road. Crossrides are identified with a line of painted squares on both sides of the crossing, and may also include painted bicycle marks.

Cyclists do not need to dismount when crossing at a crossride.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

WHEN CYCLING:

  • If the intersection has bicycle signals, look for a cyclist pushbutton. If there is a button, push it and wait until the bicycle signal is green.
  • Ride cautiously across the intersection within the crossride. Watch for left- and right-turning vehicles to be sure they see you and are yielding.
  • Travel at a speed that allows you to stop quickly if a vehicle turns across your path.
  • Don’t pass other cyclists within the crossride. If pedestrians are crossing, ring your bell to let them know you are approaching and pass carefully.
  • By law, cyclists must yield to pedestrians on multi-use trails.

WHEN WALKING:

  • If there is a pedestrian pushbutton, push it. Wait for the ‘Walk’ signal.
  • Cross within the crosswalk.
  • Watch for turning vehicles to be sure drivers see you and are yielding.
  • Look around as you cross. Do not use electronic devices while crossing.
  • Pedestrians should avoid walking in the crossride.

WHEN DRIVING:

  • When making a turn, look for cyclists and pedestrians who are approaching or crossing the intersection.
  • Signal your turn early, giving other road users time to react.
  • Check your blind spot before turning.

Drivers must yield to cyclists in the crossride.

Signs for Cyclists:

Cyclists yield to pedestrians

Slow down when approaching an intersection and look for vehicles that may turn into your path.

Signs for Cyclists and Pedestrians:

Be courteous, this path is shared with pedestrians and cyclists.

Cyclists and pedestrians keep to your marked sides.

Signs for Drivers:

Pedestrian and cyclist crossing ahead.

This sign lets you know which side of the intersection cyclists will be crossing.