Reserved lanes may be used only by the categories of users displayed on traffic signs – e.g.
On the roads where cycling is allowed, cyclists may use the whole width of one-lane roads, and the right lane of two-lane roads.
Motor vehicles may drive on cycling lanes, but:
Access to pedestrian areas is normally reserved for pedestrians.
Where indicated, pedestrian areas may be accessible to delivery vehicles, taxis picking up or dropping off passengers, cyclists.
Cyclists must dismount if the density of pedestrians makes passage difficult.
On streets reserved for playing, the whole width of the street is reserved for games. Access is allowed only for residents and garage holders, vehicles with special priorities, roller skaters, scooters, and cyclists.
Some lanes are reserved for regular public transport services.
Indication of lane reserved for regular public transport services
Driving, stopping or parking on the hard shoulder (beyond the white line indicating the edge of the road) is not allowed.
Typical prohibitive signs are:
No entry for any vehicle
No entry, in any direction, for any vehicle
No entry for motor vehicles with more than two wheels and motorcycles with side-cars
No entry for off-road vehicles with four wheels, open bodywork, moped-type handlebars and a saddle
No entry for motorcycles
No entry for mopeds
No entry for cyclists
No entry for towed vehicles
No entry for horse-riding
No entry for pushcarts
No entry for pedestrians
No entry for vehicles over maximum gross weight shown
No entry for buses
No entry for delivery vehicles
No entry for vehicles carrying dangerous goods
No entry for vehicles carrying dangerous flammable or explosive loads
No entry for vehicles carrying dangerous, water-polluting goods
No entry for vehicles or combination of vehicles (load included), over the displayed length
No entry for vehicles (load included), over the displayed width
No entry for vehicles (load included), over the displayed height
No turning in the displayed direction
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