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Infrastructure to support the cycle network includes wayfinding signs and end of trip facilities, such as cycle parking and features that can enhance the journey.


Having route and destination (‘way-finding’) signage for cyclists is important in promoting facilities and making them user friendly. Initially it will be necessary to plan signage for parts of the network that are complete, and to provide for multi-modal trips where safe cycling infrastructure ends.

Note that network signage benefits other road users as well, but helping improve the legibility of cycle routes and therefore emphasising locations where people on bikes should be expected.

Wayfinding guidance can be found in the Austroads Bicycle Wayfinding (AP-R492-15(external link)

This document analyses the bicycle directional signage and wayfinding systems currently in use in Australian and New Zealand jurisdictions and provides detailed recommendations for the updating of the following sign standards and guidelines: AS1742.9 – Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices - Bicycle Facilities; Austroads Guide to Traffic Management Part 10: Traffic Control and Communications Devices; and AS1743 Road signs - Specifications.

These recommendations are based on the findings of an extensive literature review of current signage practice internationally and within Australia and New Zealand.

In New Zealand the Christchurch City Council have prepared the City of Christchurch Bicycle Network Sign Design Manual (November 2014) [PDF, 3 MB]

End of trip facilities are discussed under Complimentary Facilities in the planning principles section of the CNG.