Sharrows!

16 Jan

The city recently put in some pilot “shared lane markings” or “sharrows” on Harrison and on Meadow.  They’re those markings with a bicycle below a chevron (see photo).

Richmond.com’s Phil Riggan published a piece today in response to a “Why, Richmond, Why?!?” question explaining what the markings mean and where the rest of them will be placed this spring.  Click here for the piece.

An issue the article does not mention and is sometimes a point of confusion: the presence of sharrows (or bike lanes) on some streets does not mean that cyclists are any less welcome on streets without the markings (unless its illegal for them to be there, like on an interstate).

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