Routes that include signage and sharrows with a bike and a diamond indicate a reserved lane for cyclists. Designated bicycle lanes are a dedicated part of the roadway for the exclusive use of cyclists. Other road users may not lawfully drive, stand, stop or park in a designated bicycle lane. Dedicated bike lanes may have one-way directional signage as well as additional signage indicating where they start and stop.
When approaching slower cyclists in a bike lane it is important to use a bell or audible signal to notify the cyclists of your presence. Shoulder check to ensure the route is clear on your left to make a pass on the left leaving at least 1 meter clearance
If passing at a particular section is not safe (cycle track section is too narrow or busy live traffic lane) wait behind the cyclists until it is clear to overtake.
Although it is the motorist’s and/or passenger’s responsibility to look first before opening their door, riding too close to parked cars can lead to serious injuries that can be avoided.
Routes with this designation can be found along 7th Avenue (between 11th Street S and 2nd Street South), and along College Way.