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Pavement markings and warning stencils for trails and bikeways

In addition to signs, trail managers often use painted messages directly on the pavement. Many types of messages can be communicated to people walking, bicycling, and skating by stenciling directly on the paved surface just as engineers provide for roadway users. They are used mostly on concrete and asphalt bikeways, walkways, or other shared-use transportation facilities. The types of "signs" are warnings, directions, speed limits, crossings, or to delineate the route across an expanse of paving. It is also common to use a soid or dotted center stripe to mark the lanes on two-way trails.

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See a variety of examples of these types of pavement markings:

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(Commentary and photos by Stuart Macdonald, September 2009)

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