Complete Street Policy unencumbered by political process. Walk skate bike bus or rail, move people not just cars.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Charlie Gandy and Belmont Shores
It’s taken some time, but May 7 the Newport Beach Bike Safety
Committee voted in favor of Sharrows on Coast Hwythrough Corona del
Mar. Of course it was the City of Long Beach that was first to experiment
with Sharrows. Belmont Shore’s 2nd Street proved to be an ideal
installation for this safety feature. Charlie Gandy was the advocate for Sharrows in Long Beach What are Sharrows? They are bicycle markings painted on the right
lane of a 4-lane road that also has parallel parking. Sharrows convey to motorists that the cyclist has the
right to position herself in the center of the lane compelling motorists
to change lanes to pass. Sharrows don’t convey any new privileges to a
cyclist; it’s strictly an education issue. Full coverage at bike Newport Beach.