11.11.1. A cycle track may be a physically segregated part of a road, or form a separate route entirely distinct from the road system. It may form a route for cycles only, a segregated route shared with pedestrians where cyclists and pedestrians use separate parts of the track, or an unsegregated route where both cyclists and pedestrians use the full width of the track.
11.11.2. An off‑road cycle track is indicated by the sign to diagram 955 (S3‑2‑28, see Figure 11-11), which means that the route is for cycles only and all other vehicular traffic is prohibited. As the route is not intended for pedestrians, there should be a convenient footway or footpath nearby. The sign should be provided at the start of the cycle track and where the track crosses roads used by other traffic. The signs may also be used as repeaters along the route. The sign to diagram 967 (S11‑2‑44, see Figure 11-7) is not appropriate for off‑road cycle tracks as it is prescribed for use only on the main carriageway of a road. Where a pedestrian route crosses a cycle track the sign to diagram 963.1 (S11‑2‑41, see Figure 11-16) may be used to alert pedestrians to the presence of cycles. The sign should be varied to “CYCLE TRACK”, with the legend “LOOK RIGHT” or “LOOK LEFT” as appropriate for a one‑way track, or “LOOK BOTH WAYS”, where the cycle track is two way.
11.11.3. Where a footway (forming part of a road) or footpath (e.g. through a park) has been converted to an unsegregated route shared by pedestrians and cyclists, this is indicated by the sign diagram 956 (S3‑2‑29, see Figure 11-18). This prohibits the use of the route by any other vehicles and should be located where the shared route begins. Repeater signs may be placed along the route in order to remind both pedestrians and cyclists that pedal cycles can be legally ridden on the footway or footpath. Where ridden horses are permitted to use an unsegregated cycle and pedestrian route, the sign to diagram 956.1 (S3‑2‑30, see Figure 11-19) should be used, and where horse‑drawn vehicles are also permitted, the appropriate sign is diagram 956.2 (S3‑2‑31, see Figure 11-20).