Smoking is banned on Calgary Transit property, but some new signs have caused confusion for bus riders.

New receptacles for disposing of cigarette butts have gone up at bus zones near several C-Train stations. The aim is to reduce the mess associated with cigarettes.

But the labels on the receptacles indicate a smoking zone, which encourages transit users to gather around them and smoke, said Ald. Diane Colley-Urquhart.

Mac Logan, the general manager of transportation, confirmed that despite the signs, smoking is not allowed on transit property.

"We need to sort of clarify the signage. It seems to be indicating that it's okay to smoke there," he said. "[I] understand the complaints so we're going to go out and have a look at it."

The mistake will be fixed, he said.