Bike Box - Get Behind it
In September 2012 the City installed Edmonton’s first bike box at the intersection of 116 Street and 87 Avenue. The bike box—a large green-painted square with a white bike symbol—makes intersections better for everyone, allowing cyclists to clear the intersection ahead of cars. This makes cyclists more visible and helps motorists and cyclists watch out for each other.
How to Use It
1. If the Light is Green
Cyclists and motorists proceed as normal. Cyclists making a left turn should move into the left turn lane. Cyclists making a right turn should proceed from the right side of the bike box.
2. If the Light is Amber or Red
Motorists: Stop at the stop line behind the green bike box
Cyclists: Enter the bike box and position yourself according to the direction you will be travelling (e.g. if you are turning left, get on the left side of the bike box.)
Neither motorists nor cyclists can turn right at the red lights.
3. When the Light Turns Green
Cyclists proceed through the intersection first, followed by drivers. Cyclists and drivers turning right or left should signal and watch for each other.
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