SHARROWS IN LEDGEVIEW
What are sharrows?Sharrows are white pavement markings showing a bicycle symbol with two chevrons on top (see photo above). Some mistake these lanes for dedicated bicycle lanes, but a bicycle lane is marked with a bicycle symbol and sometimes an additional diamond symbol. The diamond symbol indicates that it is a reserved lane.
When a street is too narrow to fit both a lane for bicyclists only and too narrow for cars and bicycles to ride side-by-side, sharrows remind bicyclists and motorists that the lane must be shared
When necessary for safety, a bicyclist may ride in the middle of a travel lane. This is true even when no shared lane markings are painted on the pavement. A bicyclist should always keep a safe distance from parked cars. A suddenly opened door can hit a bicycle and cause serious injury
Sharrows serve as a reminder. They guide a bicyclist toward the center lane.
Staff will complete sections of Ledgeview’s roadways to align with our current Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan.