Bike Lane Signs and Symbols

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Bike lane signs and symbols have been appearing alongside bike lanes in Newmarket. It is important that all road users understand the intentions of each sign and symbol. This will help maintain safe roads and travels for all users.

Bike Lane Signs
A graphic showing a 'turning vehicles yield to bicycles' sign
Turning Vehicles Yield to Bicycles
This sign is used to indicate to motorists that they must yield to cyclists before turning right at an intersection.
Ie. Srigley Street and Carlson Drive






A graphic showing a 'single file' bike sign
Single File
This sign is intended to indicate that motorists and cyclists share the road and to ride in a single file fashion.  Vehicles are not permitted to pass cyclists; unless there is a dashed line and it is safe to do so.
Ie. Main Street South between Timothy Street and Park Ave
a graphic of a 'share the road' bike sign
Share the Road 
This sign is intended to indicate that motorists and cyclists share the road and that cylists should ride near the curb.
Ie. Timothy St between Doug Duncan Drive and Main St South
a picture of 'contraflow bicycle lane crossing' sign
Contraflow Bicycle Lane Crossing
This sign is used at an approach to an intersection with one-way motor traffic and two-way cyclist movement.
Ie. Eagle Street West and Upper Canada Road
a graphic of a 'reserved bicycle lane ahead' sign
Reserved Bicycle Lane Ahead
This sign is placed on a road without bike lanes warning road users bike lanes are ahead and that motorists may need to re-align their position on the road.
Ie. Stackhouse Road and Leslie Street (North-East corner)
a graphic showing a 'reserved bike lane' sign
Reserved Bike Lane
This sign indicates a portion of designated roadway for the exclusive use of cyclists.
Ie. Millard Avenue between Lorne Avenue and Yonge Street

a graphic showing a 'bicycle route' sign
Bicycle Route 
This sign indicates a bicycle route.
Ie. Park Avenue between Main Street South and Lorne Avenue

Bike Lane Symbols

​Crossrides (Elephant's feet)
At crosswalks, cyclists are legally required to dismount and walk their bicycle across.  Elephant's feet (painted squares) allow cyclists to ride their bicycle along the crosswalk legally.  Crossrides can  be combined with pedestrian crossings by adding elephant's feet along both edges of the crosswalk.  Crossrides can also be separate, a cross walk for pedestrians, and a crossride for cyclists. To date, Newmarket has only installed combined crossrides. Elephant's feet may also be seen at entrances to commercial properties.
Ie. Eagle Street West and Millard Avenue West
a graphic showing 'mixed crossride' symbol on a multi use path
​Mixed Crossride 
This symbol is used to indicate a multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists, and the direction of travel for all users.  To learn more on how to navigate multi-use paths, please visit our Types of Bike Lanes page.
Ie. Eagle Street West
a picture showing 'chevrons' or double arrows on Srigley St
Chevrons (Double Arrows)
Chevrons are typically used at intersections where a bicycle lane and a street intersect. They indicate to cyclists that an intersection is approaching and to be aware of vehicles entering the bike lane.  Likewise, it alerts motorists that cyclists are anticipated and to proceed with caution.
Ie. Srigley Street between Prospect Street and Leslie Street
a picture showing a bicycle and diamond symbol on Prospect Street
Bicycle with a Diamond
This symbol indicates a reserved bike lane; a designated portion of roadway dedicated to cyclists.
Ie. Prospect Street between Timothy Street and Srigley Street
a picture of a white painted bike symbol with double arrows ontop of a green square background
Sharrow
Sharrow symbols are used to indicate a bicycle route and the preferred travel path for cyclists.  To learn more, please visit our Types of Bike Lanes page.


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​​If you should find any of the above are not in an acceptable accessible format, please contact the Town of Newmarket at 905-895-5193 or email info@newmarket.ca