What is a Bike Lane?
A bike lane is a portion of a roadway which has been designated by pavement markings and signage for preferential or exclusive use by cyclists. They are one of many dedicated cycling infrastructure components of the Council approved Cycling Master Plan. Bike lanes can be found on the following major roadways:
- Hyde Park Road from Oxford St to Fanshawe Park Rd
- Cheapside Street east of Adelaide St
- Rideout St south of Thames River
Motor vehicles are typically not permitted to enter the bicycle lane unless a dashed line is used. An example of when it is okay for a driver to enter a bike lane is at the approach to an intersection, permitting motor vehicles to enter the bicycle lane to complete a right turn manoeuvre.
What do Bike Lanes Look Like?
Bike lanes are marked with solid white pavement markings, diamond symbols and designated with regulatory signs informing the lanes for cyclist use only. There are many streets in London that have bike lanes, including Cheapside Street, Southdale Road, and Ridout Street.