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
|||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
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
|||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
|||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
|||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)
|||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
|||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
|||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
|||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
|||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
Safety Starts with You Video Series: Bike Signs
Learn the about the various types of Bike Signs that you may encounter in Newmarket by watching this educational video brought to you by Safety Cone Sam and Belle the Bike:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org