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Saturday, June 26, 2010

New Sharrows Remind Bicyclists, Motorists To Share The Road - NBC4i

COLUMBUS, Ohio - New road markers remind both motorists and bicyclists that the streets belong to both.
The images painted on the roads are called "sharrows" (or shared-lane markings).
Crews begin painting the markings on High Street, between Morse Road and Nationwide Boulevard, Monday.
The 188 markings show a bicycle with two chevrons above it.  
The purpose of these road markers is to remind cyclists and motorists alike that bicycles have an equal right to the road while indicating the presence of a bicycle route.
The markers made their debut in San Francisco about five years ago as a means of promoting safety when bicycles and vehicles both use city streets.

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