The first ‘sharrow’ to appear in the downtown area is on W. Board St. near Main St.
The ‘sharrow’ is a road sharing symbol that will be mainly used where there is no room to strip a bicycle lane. 2011 is the first year this new symbol is being used by the County DOT & the City DOT.
In time motorists will get used to this new sharing the lane symbol which will hopefully increase the safety of cyclists.
The chevron arrow of the symbol is to remind cyclists the direction of travel which will hopefully decrease wrong way cycling, a leading cause of auto and bicycle crashes.
The photo; looking toward Main St. (Nick Tahou’s) from the Brown St. intersection.