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High Level Cycle Signals

Current UK regulations allow the use of a bicycle logo for green and amber high level signals, but do not allow the use of a red signal with this logo. In addition, the regulations also do not allow the use of smaller sized signals mounted at a low level.

High Level Cycle Signals

As part of the process to understand how cyclists may respond to the introduction of low level cycle logo signals, Transport for London (TfL) has asked TRL to assess the impact on cyclists and other road users of a change to red signals to include the use of a cycle logo on standard, high level, traffic signals.

Signal heads specifically for cyclists are widely used and in many countries outside of Great Britain, all three aspects would have cycle logos fitted.

Using a standard high level signal head at a trial junction on TRL's small roads system, TRL will carry out a trial to:

  • Test cyclists response to a standard signal head with a full red aspect and one fitted with a red Cycle Logo

This is to understand and note any differences in the cyclist behaviour and perception when faced with a prototype traffic signal with a red, amber and green illuminated bicycle logo, in comparison to the currently permitted signal where the use of a cycle logo appears on the amber and green only.


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