The Town of Cochrane is committed to making cycling a safe and attractive transportation choice for people of all ages and abilities, for both commuting and recreational purposes. Multi-modal options can promote healthy transportation options and can also take vehicles off the road and reduce traffic volumes.
That’s why we installed bike lanes:
Designated bike lane
Diamond symbol indicates designated bike lane.
Bike lane rules:
Drivers may NOT drive, stop or park in bike lanes.
Drivers may cross a bike lane to turn or park, after they have checked for cyclists.
Shared bike lane
Chevron or “sharrow” indicates a shared bike lane.
Shared bike lane rules:
Drivers and cyclists both use the same travel lane
Merges into a shared lane closer to Fifth Ave
What the dashed line means:
usually near intersections
drivers who want to turn right should shoulder-check for cyclists, yield when cyclists are using the bike lane, then move into the right lane to turn when the way is clear.
Vehicles and bikes share the road
Allows room for on-street parking
Note: cyclists should stay to the right when there’s room