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What is a Bike Box


You will find Bike Boxes on London streets at the following locations:
 

  • Platts Lane at the CN underpass
  • Wortley Road at Stanley Street
  • Oxford Street at Sanitorium Road

 

Bike Boxes are painted areas located at intersections with traffic signals, and are distinct because of their vivid green colour.

The purpose of the Bike Box is to assist cyclists to move through intersections.Cyclists ride up into the box to wait during a red light.They proceed first through the intersection when the ligth turns green.

This designated area significantly increases the visibility of cyclists, making motorists more aware of their presence. Bike boxes also make it easier and safer for a cyclist waiting at an intersection to make a left turn, rather than having to weave through traffic while trying to signal.

Bike boxes also help to prevent drivers from making right turns in front of cyclists approaching from behind, alleviating the “right hook” effect.

The City of Guelph has made a short video to educate drivers and cyclists on how to properly use a bike box.  We thank them for sharing it with us, please follow the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvNN0TIDnXk