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Elephant’s Feet are dots that are parallel to crosswalk markings that tell cyclists they do not need to dismount as they would at a regular crosswalk. Cyclists should always yield to pedestrians, slow down and only cross when it’s safe. Elephant’s Feet are mostly found on our bike paths and multi-use trails, such as the Spirit Trail and Green Necklace.

Motorists should keep an eye out for Elephant’s Feet markings, and slow down and yield to anyone using the crossing. Also watch for the signs shown below, which are sometimes used to indicate that a bicycle crossing is coming up.

What the Heck Are Elephant's Feet Anyway?



This sign is used to mark shared bike and pedestrians crossings, in locations where there are no stop signs or traffic signals. Cyclists can ride through the crossing without dismounting.

LOOK for these signs along the E Keith Rd. and Jones Ave sections of the Green Necklace.


This warning sign means that you’re approaching a bike and pedestrian crossing. Cyclists can ride through the crossing without dismounting.

LOOK for these signs along W Keith Rd and Jones Ave.


This warning sign means that you’re approaching an intersection with a bike crossing to the right (or left). Cyclists can ride through the crossing without dismounting. These crossings are often shared with pedestrians.

LOOK for these signs along Grand Boulevard and W Keith Rd.

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