Understanding Bicycle Markings in Minneapolis

 

Marking

Symbol

Picture

When you bike

When you drive

Bike Lane

Bike Lane - Icon bBike Lane - Photo Small

Dashed is a merge area - look for turning vehicles

Solid line is just for bikes - dashed line is a yield area

Green Bike Lane

 Green Bike Lane - Icon b

 Green Bike Lane - Photo Small

Ride in the green area - look for turning vehicles

Use extreme caution - yield to bikes when turning

Advisory Bike Lane

 Advisory Bike Lane - Icon b

 Advisory Bike Lane - Photo Small

Like a standard bike lane - look for merging vehicles

Like a standard bike lane - look for merging vehicles

Buffered Bike Lane

 

 Buffered Bike Lane - Icon b

 Buffered Bike Lane - Photo Small

Bikes ride in bike lane - enjoy the extra elbow room

 

Bikes ride in bike lane - enjoy the extra elbow room

 

Cycle Track

 

 Cycle Track - Icon b

 Cycle Track - Photo Small

Ride in the bike lane - look for pedestrians and car doors

Drive or park to the left of the bike lane

 

Shared Lane

 

 Shared Lane Marking - Icon b

 Shared Lane Marking - Photo Small

Symbols indicate a safe and visible place to ride

 

Expect to see bicyclists - only pass bikes when safe

 

Green Shared Lane

 

 Green Shared Lane - Icon b

 Green Shared Lane - Photo Small

Green indicates a safe and visible place to ride

 

Expect to see bicyclists - only pass bikes when safe

 

Bike Boulevard

 

 Bike Boulevard - Icon b

 Bike Blvd - Photo Small

Designated bike route on a quiet street – enjoy your ride!

Designated bike route on a quiet street - drive slowly

Bike Box

 Bike Box - Icon b

 Bike Box - Photo Small

Slide up front while you wait - the box is for bikes

Wait behind the solid white line and yield to bikes

 

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Some illustrations in this section are based on illustrations by Chicago Cartographics for the Minneapolis Bicycle Map, published by Hedberg Maps, Inc.

Last updated Mar. 14, 2012