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 Hwy through 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.

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