Coloured pavement markings for cyclist safety are used around the world for a variety of purposes, including to highlight areas where a conflict point exists between vehicles and cyclists, to direct cyclists along a particular path and also to highlight areas dedicated to cyclists. But across the world there appears to be no consistency in the choice of colour between shades of red, green and blue. Even within countries and states/provinces there can be inconsistent use of colours.  

In general, red or brown-red is most commonly used in European and Asian countries, Colombia and Brazil, green in Australia, New Zealand, France, Iceland, Slovakia, Mexico and Argentina, blue or light blue in Turkey, Chile and Japan and light colours (ochre, beige or shades of grey) in Belgium.  

Photos: Jon Kaplan, Craig Schreiner, Safe System Solutions