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Dedicated cycle signals facilitate cycle travel through intersections. Depending on the signal type and cycle volumes in the network, they can be a phase of the signal cycle or can be activated by loop detectors or push buttons.
Cycle signal heads are cycle-specific signals that function similarly to traditional traffic signals. They often take the form of smaller or uniquely labeled versions of regular traffic signal heads, and may include countdown clocks.
Provide cycle signals at intersections to separate cycle and motor vehicle movements, especially where vehicles turn across cycle facilities. Cycle signals enable phase separation and may be timed with concurrent movements. They may also enable leading bicycle intervals, which allow cyclists to proceed ahead of motor vehicles, further enhancing safety and confidence. Dedicated cycle signals also facilitate cycle-only signal phases where a cycleway crosses a major street.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Adapted by Global Street Design Guide published by Island Press.
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