Bike Boxes

A bike box is a designated area located at a signalized intersection in the top of a traffic lane that provides bicyclists with a safe and visible space to get in front of queuing traffic during the red signal phase. They increase the visibility of bicyclists, reduce signal delay for bicyclists, and can even benefit pedestrians by reducing vehicle encroachment into crosswalks. Bike boxes are useful at conflict zones such as: vehicle right or left turn locations, signalized intersections with high bicycle volumes, and signalized intersections with high vehicle volumes.