Whether you’re a savvy cyclist or relatively new to biking, here is information you can use for getting around on two wheels in Royal Oak.
What's the difference between a bike lane and a shared lane?
A bike lane is the portion of a roadway that has been designated by pavement markings (bicycle with arrow) for the exclusive use of bicyclists.
Motorists should never drive in a bike lane.
A variant of a conventional bicycle lane is a buffered bicycle lane. This type of bicycle lane is accompanied by a designated buffer space, separating the bicycle lane from the adjacent motor vehicle travel lane.
Sharrows or shared lane markings (bicycle with chevron) can be found in locations where there is insufficient width to provide a designated bike lane. The markings alert drivers to share the road.
Motorists and bicyclists may both ride in this joint lane.