Sacramento continues to make great strides toward implementing its bicycle network.  Just recently the City has installed new bicycle facilities along Carlson Drive, near CSUS, which makes it safer for all residents to navigate the intersection. Here’s a look on how to use them:

Bike Signal

To cross the intersection, use the green bike lanes and locate the bicycle push-button to activate the bike signal. Press the button and wait until the bike signal turns green to cross.

Bicyclists, be sure to only make your left turn once the designated bike signal turns green. If the vehicle signal turns green and the bike signal is red, do not turn left.

Drivers are to only drive through the intersection if the traffic signal is green. If the bike signal is green and the vehicle signal is red, do not cross.

Bike Box

Bicyclists, when approaching a bike box, stop in the green area designated for bikes, wait for the signal to turn green, and be sure to not block the crosswalk. Once the signal turns green, proceed through the intersection, using hand signals to indicate any turning movements.

If arriving on a green signal, proceed as you would any intersection with a bike lane. If the signal is red, obey the posted “No turn on red” signs and patiently wait for the signal to turn green.

Drivers, stop behind the green area to keep the bike box clear for bicyclists. If you have a red signal, do not turn – see the “No Turn on Red” signs. When the signal turns green, allow bicyclists to go first before proceeding.

Pedestrians, do not stand in the bike box.

Two-Stage Turn Queue Boxes

Bicyclists, when approaching a left-turn street, (1) bicyclists stay on the right side of the bike box, cross through the intersection, and stop in the queue box. Remember to not block the crosswalk for pedestrians.

(2) Once in the queue box, face the direction you are turning and wait in the box until the signal turns green. (3) Cross the street to complete the two-stage turn.

Drivers, stop behind the green area to keep the bike box clear for bicyclists. When the signal turns green, allow bicyclists to go first before proceeding.