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City of Florence adds new shared-lane pavement markings

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 10th, 2014

Drivers along Spruce Street might have noticed Public Works crews painting new symbols on the road last week. The new markings are called “sharrows” and feature a bicycle logo with arrows above it.

Sharrow is short-hand for “shared-lane markings” and indicate that motor vehicles and bicycles are to share the travel lane. The purpose of the sharrows are to steer bicyclists to the safer section of the road (in the center of the sharrow and away from the door zone of parked cars), to discourage bicyclists from riding on the sidewalk or against traffic, and to provide a visual reminder to drivers to share the road with bicyclists.

For the complete article see the 06-11-2014 issue.

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