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  • 06.11.09

Better Bike Lane Signage Is Low-Cost, High-Impact Solution for Urban Cyclists

While the rest of us spin our wheels waiting for that infrastructure cash to kick in so that we can have a smooth new bike path to ride on, Los Angeles-based designer Joseph Prichard has a much better idea–one that not only gets bikers on the road, but makes them safer too.

Better Bike Lane Signage Is Low-Cost, High-Impact Solution for Urban Cyclists
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Navigation signs function like bus stop maps, pointing out major streets, neighborhoods and lengths of routes.

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Connection signage points out how far away riders are to other routes and distances to bus and Metro stops.

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Caution signs are attention-getting and use iconography that’s vastly different than other street signage.

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Points of interest include resources for bikers like repair shops and cultural institutions.

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About the author

Alissa is a design writer for publications like Fast Company, GOOD and Dwell who can most often be found in Los Angeles. She likes to walk, ride the bus, and eat gelato.

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