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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)

In consultation with road controlling authorities and the New Zealand sign industry, the Transport Agency has produced the New Zealand cycling network wayfinding signage layouts. Consistent use of these designs will help users recognise official cycling routes throughout New Zealand. The sign specifications are under the following reference numbers:

RuleTitleSample image
A51-1 Cycle route advance direction - primary route  Cycle Route Advance Direction - Primary Route
A51-2 Cycle route advance direction map – primary route  Cycle route advance direction map – primary route
A51-3 Cycle route intersection direction – primary route  Cycle route intersection direction – primary route
A51-4 Cycle route intersection direction arrow – local route  Cycle route intersection direction arrow – local route
A51-5 Cycle route direction – primary route  Cycle route direction – primary route
A51-6 Cycle route marker – local route  Cycle route marker – local route
A51-7 Cycle route location plate  Cycle route location plate
A51-8 Cycle route confirmation direction – primary route  Cycle route confirmation direction – primary route
A51-9 Cycle route network map  Cycle route network map

In 2014 Christchurch City Council have prepared the comprehensive City of Christchurch  Bicycle Network Sign Design Manual (November 2014) [PDF, 3 MB].  The sign specifications contained in this document have been superseded by the NZTA sign specification listed above.

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