Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Signs

Official Notification

Local agencies in California authorized by legislation in the California Streets and Highways Code and California Vehicle Code may install signs in areas with established NEV Transportation Plans. The California Department of Transportation has developed sign guidance for use in NEV Transportation Plan Communities.


1) To designate a Class III NEV - Bike Routes.

NEV bike route sign

2) To designate a Class III NEV Route.

NEV route sign

3) To designate a hybrid Class II NEV - Bike Lane.

NEV bike lane sign

4) Alternate sign to designate a Class II NEV - Bike Lane, to install with the same width of the BEGIN (R81A(CA) (PDF) ) and END (R81B(CA) (PDF) ) header plaques.

NEV bike lane sign

5) To designate NEV parking spaces with or without Electric Vehicle Charging stations.

NEV parking only sign

6) To post above a button for an actuated traffic signal to identify that NEV - Bike road users must use push button to actuate the traffic signal.

NEV bike use ped signal sign

7) To identify roadways where NEV traffic is prohibited.

NEV prohibited sign

8) To install as a subplaque below the NEV PROHIBITED sign (as shown above) at the endpoint of an NEV path, lane or route.

NEV endpoint sign


For further assistance, contact:
Arshad Iqbal  |  (916) 654-2843  |  arshad.iqbal@dot.ca.gov