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Swiss road signs

Is there a website with all Swiss road signs listed?

In particular, I'm trying to figure out what the small signs with bicycles on them near traffic lights are. In Basel, these have a brown background, picture of a bike in yellow and a yellow arrow.

So far, I've interpreted these to mean bikes and ignore the traffic lights and just continue in the direction indicated, but since I just made that up, it would be good to understand what it officially means.
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small signs with bicycles on them near traffic lights are. In Basel, these have a brown background, picture of a bike in yellow and a yellow arrow.
Like that: http://www.mobilitaet.bs.ch/velo/pilotversuch.html

If so, the federal list won't help you (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bildta..._Liechtenstein)
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Re: Swiss road signs

Here official:
https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...235/index.html
the PDF has better quality
https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...000/741.21.pdf

Edit: As they are unofficial (but with approval), they are not on the official list yet.
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Old 13.02.2016, 16:09
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Re: Swiss road signs

Looks like they could be special signs for diversions.
Check these sites out
Traffic signalisation

Scroll down to 4.34 here.

Edit: Others were quicker...
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Old 13.02.2016, 17:00
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Re: Swiss road signs

right turn on red.
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Old 13.02.2016, 17:06
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Re: Swiss road signs

I understand cyclists will be legally allowed to go through red lights when right turning at some point this year. Also, cyclists will be allowed to use all one way streets in a contraflow - not just where marked - once the law is passed.

As most cyclists do this anyway, for good or worse, it would be interesting to see if there's a publicity campaign to clarify this to educate other road users as what to expect.
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Old 13.02.2016, 17:46
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Re: Swiss road signs

Thanks. That's the one. There are some with right arrows and also some pointing straight ahead.

Good to know. They are really helpful. Maybe they should just allow bikes to ignore lights everywhere.
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I understand cyclists will be legally allowed to go through red lights when right turning at some point this year.
Very unlikely this year. No changes are planned
https://www.admin.ch/ch/d/gg/pc/preview.html#UVEK
additionally the trial period in Basel is till end of 2016
http://www.bs.ch/news/2015-02-11-mm-62602.html

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Also, cyclists will be allowed to use all one way streets in a contraflow - not just where marked - once the law is passed. .
This is already law, kind off. Contraflow has still to be marked to be permitted. The new law specifies that contra flow should be permitted and marked unless there is good reason against it. Previously contraflow was an exception.
https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/official.../2015/2459.pdf

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Art. 18 Abs 2 (betrifft nur den italienischen Text), 5 und 7
5 Wird die Einfahrt in eine Strasse durch das Signal «Einfahrt verboten» (2.02) untersagt, so bestimmt die Behörde, dass Fahrräder und Motorfahrräder vom Verbot ausgenommen sind, wenn nicht die Platzverhältnisse oder andere Gründe dagegen sprechen. Sie kann weitere Ausnahmen vorsehen, namentlich für Fahrzeuge im öffentlichen Linienverkehr.
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Thanks. That's the one. There are some with right arrows and also some pointing straight ahead.

Good to know. They are really helpful. Maybe they should just allow bikes to ignore lights everywhere.
As I recall it was a trial that started fairly recently, approximately in the last year. If the results are good they'll allow right turn on red for bikes at all lights. I have not got the time or inclination to look up any references to confirm my recollection though.

OK now seen that someone had posted a link above.

Last edited by debra; 13.02.2016 at 20:49. Reason: Now seen the reference in an earlier post
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Re: Swiss road signs

If you see this "Stop and go home"
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Re: Swiss road signs

I really thought/think it means watch out for the cyclists in their lane before pulling out (esp. to turn right) of a green light !!
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Re: Swiss road signs

I wish more people would think that too!
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Is there a website with all Swiss road signs listed?

In particular, I'm trying to figure out what the small signs with bicycles on them near traffic lights are. In Basel, these have a brown background, picture of a bike in yellow and a yellow arrow.

So far, I've interpreted these to mean bikes and ignore the traffic lights and just continue in the direction indicated, but since I just made that up, it would be good to understand what it officially means.
what a silly question!
Bicyclists can ignore any kind of road sign
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what a silly question!
Bicyclists can ignore any kind of road sign
At least in Basel, and if you're going to do it best not to have any lights. Don't bother looking either but maybe consider 'signalling' by scratching your arse for 1/4 of a second.
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