New cycle signs for the city
Over the last few weeks hundreds of cycle signs and route markings have been installed, along with colour-coded markings, leading to several in-coming emails asking "what do all the different colours mean?"
The signs have been designed to point to key destinations along these routes, helping people to build their mental maps of the city. The colours have been used to increase the legibility, making direction more obvious as people pass on their bikes.
Cycle symbols have also been installed on roads along these arterial routes. The symbols support the signage, aiding navigation and highlighting to motorists the presence of cyclists. The symbols do not identify where cyclists should position themselves on the highway (Better By Bike recommends cyclists take the primary road position whenever possible).
Of the eight routes to be signed, seven have been allocated colours to date, with one route still to be confirmed. Here's the latest list of routes and colours from Bristol City Council's transport team:
- Concorde Way (St Werburghs to Lockleaze): Black
- Festival Way (Harbourside to Ashton Court): Pink
- Frome Valley (St Agnes to Snuff Mills): Kingfisher Blue
- Bristol Bath Railway Path (St Phillips to Staple Hill): Midland Red
- Malago Greenway (Hartcliffe to Bedminster): Brown
- Whitchuch Railway Path (Whitchurch to Arnos Vale): Green
- Downs Way (Clifton to Henbury): Gold
- Welsley Way (Kingswood to St Phillips): TBC
Some examples of these signs are shown below:
Here at Better By Bike we've been filming these routes over the past few months. Visit our movie gallery if you'd like to know more about some of these journeys.