Bicycle boxes have been increasingly used as markings on roadways to help allow bicyclists and
motor vehicle drivers a clear understanding of where the bicycle will be moving to once a light
turns green and in what order everyone should proceed.

The boxes are marked on the roadway, usually painted green like a bike lane with a white
outline and the white image of a bicycle inside of it. The boxes often are an extension of a bike
lane at the point of an intersection and often will be placed in front of the limit line for a motor
vehicle to stop at. Drivers should be stopping behind the box at red lights, whether or not a
bike is currently in the box. The bicyclist who is turning left should stop in the box and then
move to the left side of the box while waiting for the light to turn and then proceeding.

The box placement will often result in the motor vehicle being stopped an additional car length
behind the pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection and also prevent the motor vehicle from a
right turn on a red light. In that circumstance, it is usually also the case that the bicyclist will
proceed along with pedestrian traffic before any motor vehicles are allowed to move in the
intersection and then vice-versa, once the traffic light turns green the motor vehicles may
proceed while the bikes and pedestrians must wait.

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