Signs are important to find a destination in an unknown city or area until you get used to a route. Sign posting creates the possibility to recommend a new route even to people who are accustomed to their daily route.

Signs for cars are for cyclists neither relevant nor very helpful. They suggest main roads with much traffic and noise – often dangerous, inconvenient or even forbidden for cyclists. Signs especially for cyclists can show alternative routes on bike paths or calm streets, short cuts and greenways. Signs for cyclists promote cycling. Wherever they appear, they remind people of the bicycle as a means of transport, especially car drivers standing in a traffic jam. Signs bring to mind how short distances are in a city.