Bikeway Signing and Marking encompasses any treatment or piece of infrastructure whose primary purpose is either to indicate the presence of a bicycle facility or to distinguish that facility for bicyclists, motorists, and pedestrians. Bicycle signage includes several sub-categories. These include way-finding and route signage, regulatory signage, and warning signage. Some bicycle specific signage exists to provide motorized traffic with information and instruction.
Bikeway markings represent any device applied onto the pavement surface and intended to designate a specific right-of-way, direction, potential conflict area, or route option. These markings must take into consideration the use of particular colors, materials, and designs, as well as the legibility of these elements for motorists and pedestrians. Markings may be used to augment a particular lane, intersection, or signal treatment. In all cases, markings must strive for a high level of visibility, instant identification, and take into account both motorist and bicyclist movements in relation to the marking placement.