Learn about road marking for cyclists you'll see on our roads. It's important you know what to do when you see these markings or signs.

Sharing the road with cyclists

Cycle-only lanes

Cycle-only lanes are marked by a symbol of a cycle on the road. You must not stop in or block a cycle lane. When coming up to an intersection you must not enter a cycle lane if stationary traffic is in the way and you’ll block the cycle lane.

A red car is blocking a cycle-only lane on a multi-laned road. There's a red cross over the red car to show they shouldn't do this.

Advanced stop box 

An advanced stop box is a green square with a white cycle symbol at the top of a controlled intersection. It’s only for cyclists and gives them a head start when the lights turn green. You should not go onto the green cycle box. You should expect cyclists to come through to the front of the queue.

A cyclist is waiting in an advanced stop box at a controlled intersection. A blue car waits behind them, outside of the green box.

Hook turns 

You may also see this sign ahead of an intersection where a hook turn is recommended. Riders doing hook turns may cross the intersection and stop in front of you in an advanced stop box or hook turn box to wait for the light to turn green.

A black and white sign with a bicycle icon in the centre and text below reading hook turn. Above the bicycle an arrow points up and then curves to the right.

Doing a hook turn

Hook turn markings and signs