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Types of Bike Infrastructure

Types-of-bike-infrastructure Bike-lane

Bike Lane

Bike lanes give bicyclists and drivers their own designated space on the road. Bicyclists should ride with the flow of traffic. Drivers may cross into the bike lane to park or make a right turn.

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Types-of-bike-infrastructure Bike-box

Bike Box

A bike box is a green painted area ahead of an intersection. Bicyclists gather in the box on a red light to be more visible to drivers. Drivers should stop behind the bike box and yield to bicyclists when making a right turn.

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Types-of-bike-infrastructure Sharrow

Sharrow
Sharrows are painted on bike routes where there is not enough space for a dedicated bike lane. Bicyclists should ride down the center of the chevron. Drivers should always give three feet when passing a bicyclist.

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Types-of-bike-infrastructure Trails

Trails

Trails are paths for non-motorized activity, such as bicyclists and pedestrians, that are separated from the road- way. Bicyclists should ride on the right side, yield to pedestrians, and give an audible warning before passing other trail users. Bicyclists should check for cars when trails cross driveways or intersections.

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Types-of-bike-infrastructure Without-bike-infrastructure

Riding without Bike Infrastructure

When riding in the road, bicy- clists should follow all rules of the road, including riding with traffic and stopping at stop signs and red lights. If riding on the sidewalk, bicyclists should yield to pedestrians and watch for cars when crossing intersections or driveways.

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