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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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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, 16:00
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Re: Swiss road signs

right turn on red.
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Old 13.02.2016, 16:06
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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, 16:46
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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 19:49. 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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Re: Swiss road signs

Here is a pdf from Wikipedia
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Re: Swiss road signs

Hello everyone, I have a question about Swiss highway road signs.

There is a strange phenomenon, particularly in Ticino, not sure if in other parts as well: a strange PAIR of road signs can be seen on the right side of the road at certain places. They come in pairs. One is red, the other is green, they are small rectangles (not sure which one comes first and which second after a few hundred, sometimes few dozen meters), and the image on them is strange, difficult to interpret. It shows some stylized train/truck/car? (really difficult to figure out what it is), and to the right side of that object a big black trapezoid, with the narrow end attached to this strange train/truck/car, and the wider part leaning towards the right edge of this sign. I will try to draw it later, I hope my description helps to visualize it somehow.

I was long trying to figure out what this sign means, because it exists virtually nowhere on the Internet. I could not find this sign on the web anywhere, not among the official Swiss signs, not even in the legal document that is governing all road law in the country.

I have a vague guess that that strange train/truck/car? is indeed perhaps a badly drawn train indeed (but what does it have to do with a highway/motorway then?), because sometimes I could observe that perhaps these rad/green pairs of strange symbols are appearing when the motorway is passing over another road or trainline. Sometimes, however, I could not see anything passing under the highway, yet the signs were there.

To add more to the misery, I spotted a similar, but somewhat modified version of this red/green pair of strangeness, when a similarly UFO-like object was drawn, but instead of the strange black trapezoid emanating from it to the right, there was only a short line attached to this UFO at a 45-degree-ish manner, from the middle to the top of the sign.

All in all, this is a strange road sign, and no matter how hard I think of it, cannot fathom what it was supposed to mean. Did anyone encounter this road phenomenon and figured out what it means? Thanks in advance...

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Re: Swiss road signs

I think these are signs for snowplough drivers. indicating zones where they must not push/spray cleared snow off the side of the road, on a bridge, for example, but in many other areas too.
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Exactly.

https://www.englishforum.ch/transpor...sign-mean.html

Some have more detailed pictures of a snowplough vehicle, and some also have a snow-blower picture usually where there are barriers preventing a plough being used.
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Re: Swiss road signs

Ladies, Gentlemen: THANK YOU! That must it be indeed! I really had countless sleepless nights over this, as none of my Internet search delivered any useful result. So now we can officially declare this forum more useful than Google! Big relief indeed. I just don't understand why this sign is nowhere, literally NOWHERE listed on the Internet, it does not exist in the official Swiss road sign list, not mentioned in the law, etc. Now I also understand why it was so difficult to guess (for me at least): I have never, ever had or driven a snowplough' Thanks once again for saving my day: now I can sleep better from now on. <Japanese bow>
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I just don't understand why this sign is nowhere, literally NOWHERE listed on the Internet, it does not exist in the official Swiss road sign list, not mentioned in the law, etc.
Because it doesn't affect you, it's an auxiliary thing for the snow ploughs only.

In snowy areas, usually mountaineous, you can also find series of simple red-white sticks stuck in the ground by the roadside. They show where the road goes in case of high snow that hides the ordinary posts that are roughly 1m high, and to keep the plough drivers from hitting those.
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