What is a Sharrow or Shared Line Markings?

Shared Lane Markings or “Sharrows” are street markings placed on City streets as an awareness tool as part of the County-wide Share the Road program.

The Sharrow is intended to: 

  • Provide guidance to bicyclists as to where they should ride on a shared roadway (as far to the right as practicable, away from open doors of parked vehicles, not weaving in and out of traffic; riding with traffic, etc.).
  • Alert motorists to the possible presence of bicyclists and remind motorists that by law vehicles and bicycles must share the road.

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1. What is a Sharrow or Shared Line Markings?
2. Do Sharrows establish a bike lane? Can I drive over them?
3. What if I have to cross a double yellow line to pass a bicyclist riding in the travel lane marked with Sharrows?
4. As a bicyclist, do I ride on the Sharrows?
5. Where did the Sharrows come from?