Suburban Assault

Visual Communication – Bike Signage In My Neighborhood

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Bike Route

In addition to all the new bike lanes and multi-purpose trails that are available in Richardson, Texas – there are now some new bike signs going up.

Maybe it’s because they’re new or maybe because they do a better job at visually communicating to road users, but I feel these are working harder to promote cycling awareness than the old signs seen around Dallas (see below).

Aside from stating the obvious, these signs are letting folks know that Richardson is a bike friendly city and that they recognize that there are all types of riders, that use all types of routes.



The following image is of a Dallas bike route sign (worn out and lost in the clutter):

45 N Bike Route

Written by dickdavid

February 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

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  1. Well, that bottom sign may be lost in the clutter, and I certainly was looking for those signs a long time before I ever noticed one, but your photo certainly draws the eye to it. Round my parts, the only bike sign I’ve ever seen (except prohibitions) was at the website link. Sadly, now even it is gone. It never was sanctioned by the city in any event.

    Steve A

    February 14, 2012 at 6:08 pm

  2. I think the second sign, “May use full lane” is the most useful as many drivers seem to think that even on posted bike routes that cyclist should be riding with their pedals scraping the curb.


    February 14, 2012 at 7:02 pm

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