Photo (and a half) of the Day: Cycleway signage

As a number of Major Cycle Routes come on-stream, it’s pretty important that people know where these routes are and where they go to. So it’s good to see quite a few of these popping up around the place now:

Wiggle across the road to head to the city…

We’re used to destination signs when driving around, and it’s equally important when cycling, especially given that we will probably be seeing a lot of new riders unfamiliar with their new route (although we’ll keep trying to help you on that front where possible too). Not just destination directions either, but also an indication of how far it is to go:

So, a cruisy 15 minutes ride then…

The new signage is based on a set of guidelines that Christchurch developed a couple of years ago; even the national cycling guidelines for wayfinding now refer to Christchurch’s document as a good template for elsewhere. Now we just need to see more of them here

Have you noticed the new signs? Are they helpful?

4 thoughts on “Photo (and a half) of the Day: Cycleway signage”

  1. Yes I think they are helpful. When the network is ‘complete’ it would be really great to show a map of the whole network at some points so that it easy to see how you can get from A to B and which cycle lanes you could use…

  2. As a lifelong resident, I know where things are so they’re no use to me.

    But signs are massively useful if I’m elsewhere, another city or town. So definitely a good idea.

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