After months of advocacy and activism, people who use bikes finally have a model transportation corridor along a portion of a major east/west bicycle route.
A city spokesman said paving has created “about 100 sharrows that need to be replaced” but that the city plans to do so “by the end of September, weather permitting.”
Where, exactly, do sharrows belong?(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Update: See below for a few other examples of graphics that try to answer this question. There’s an interesting, useful bit of transportation wonkery in The Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s “Blueprint for World-Class Cycling” that came out this week: a visual guide to which sort of streets should … Read more
ODOT installed 16 sharrows on the St Johns Bridge Saturday.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) On Saturday night, the Oregon Department of Transportation installed sharrows and new signs on the St. Johns Bridge. Their “St. Johns Bridge Safety Awareness Project” was done in order to, “encourage motorists to be aware that the bridge and roadway is a … Read more
City crews installed sharrows on 6th Street in Newport this morning.(Photo: Daniella Crowder) The small coastal town of Newport, Oregon continues to show exciting signs of life for bicycling. Reader Daniella Crowder (she’s also co-owner of the Bike Newport bike shop) tells us the City of Newport is installing sharrows this morning on 6th Street. … Read more