Why is the City of London painting green lanes on our roadways?
Some bike lanes are being painted green to increase safety for cyclists. The idea is that the high visibility lane markings will remind motorists to be more aware of cyclists and share the road.
Where are these green lanes located?
You’ll see them throughout the city, identifying areas of potential conflict between vehicles and cyclists - such as entrances to driveways, at crosswalks, and through-lanes with adjacent right turn lanes.
How are they used?
The lanes are designated for cyclists only.
What is a Bike Box?
Painted the same colour of green, a bike box is found in front of the stop bar at an intersection.
Cyclists waiting to turn left should move into the bike box when the light is red and be ready to proceed first when the light changes to green. Think of it as a priority queue lane for cyclists.