Monday, November 21, 2011

"SHARROWS" by Los Angeles D.O.T.

This is how Sharrows are done in Los Angeles, Bright Green. This painted lane alerts motorists to share the lane with non-motorized traffic, and directs cyclists to ride outside the door-zone of parked cars. The lane is 1.5 miles long, 6 feet wide and next to a 4-foot buffer zone, leaving an 8-foot parking zone on this street. Cycling advocates in Laguna Beach say they hope to see these lanes used on major commuter corridors such as Cliff Drive, Glenneyre, Laguna Canyon Road, PCH and Virginia Street (S Laguna) where on-street parking is non-negotiable. See the LA Times story on-line.

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