Figure 9C-6. Example of Optional Word and Symbol Pavement Markings for Bicycle Lanes
This figure illustrates four examples of optional word and symbol pavement markings for bicycle lanes.
The figure shows a vertical section of a roadway just beyond an intersection with a horizontal roadway to the right. A vertical solid normal white line is shown beginning about one-fifth up from the bottom of the figure. The white line is shown separating two adjacent lanes of traffic. In the rightmost of these two lanes, a white symbol of a bicycle is shown marked in the center of the lane in advance of a white forward-pointing vertical arrow shown marked in the center of the lane. The arrow is denoted as optional. The overall length of the bicycle symbol is shown as a dimension of 1.8 m (6 ft). The distance from the top of the bicycle symbol to the bottom of the arrow is shown as a dimension of 1.8 m (6 ft). The overall length of the arrow is shown as a dimension of 1.8 m (6 ft).
To the right of the roadway, four marking layouts are shown. Each marking is superimposed on a vertical rectangular shaped set of squares called a "grid"; each square is denoted as being a dimension of 100 x 100 mm (4 x 4 in). The symbols shown are a forward-pointing vertical directional arrow, a bicycle, and a bicycle detector symbol, showing a person wearing a helmet riding a bicycle. To the right of the symbols, word legends are shown on a "grid" and denoted as optional. On this grid, the word "BIKE" is shown in advance of the word "LANE."