Home - Transportation Services Follow Us on Twitter! RSS feeds

Green Paint Bike Lane FAQs

Why are the bike lanes green?

  • The green bike lanes denote protected bike lanes in intersections, driveways and other potential “conflict zones.”

What makes them different from regular bike lanes?

  • They are more than standard bike lanes. They create a designated space on the street for a person riding a bicycle that is physically separated from traffic and pedestrian activity.
  • This intersection design offers increased safety for people walking and bicycling. It creates a clear and sensible environment for users on foot, on bicycles or in cars and provides more time and space for everyone to see and react to one another.

Where are the bike lanes located on campus?

  • The bike lanes are located on the Bizzell and Ross Streets intersection, next to Lot 54.

As a cyclist, how do I use the bike lanes?

  • Proceed with caution when approaching driveways and intersections which are potential conflict zones. These areas are marked with green paint.
  • Pass slower bicyclists on the left after giving an audible signal.
  • Turn boxes will be located at various intersections to separate turning bicycle traffic from bicyclists continuing through on the cycle track.
  • Yield to people walking at crosswalks.
  • Watch for crossing vehicle traffic at intersections, even if you have the right of way.

As a pedestrian, can I use the green bike lanes?

  • Don’t walk or stand in the bike lane.
  • You may walk across the Cycle Track if you are accessing your parked car or crossing in a marked crosswalk.
  • Pedestrians should look both ways before crossing intersection and bike lane.
  • Watch for people on bicycles before crossing the protected bike lanes, even if you have the right-of-way.

As a motorist, what should I do when I see a green bike lane?

  • Do not drive in the bike lanes.
  • Proceed with caution when entering driveways and intersections. These areas are marked with green paint. Motorists should yield to bicyclists and pedestrians in this area.
  • When turning, yield to people walking and bicycling.
  • If a bicyclist is in a protected green area at the intersection and ready to cross, they have priority at the intersection.

At a glance


A rider inspects the lane


Facing campus


Entering the junction