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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Innovative "share the road" signage coming from Cincinnati [FOX19]


CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The City of Cincinnati has developed new signage promoting bicycle safety, the first of its kind in the region. The signs alert motorists that they should change lanes in order to safely pass cyclists. The signs will be installed in corridors where the city has already installed “sharrow” (shared lane) pavement markings.
Sharrows are pavement markings that are installed within shared travel lanes (lanes shared by cars and bicycles). The marking is a bicycle with a chevron above it. Sharrows can be helpful on streets where there is insufficient space to add bicycle lanes. Sharrows help cyclists position themselves within the lane safely to avoid being squeezed off the road or hit by suddenly opened car doors.


2 comments:

guv said...

I like it! But not quite as much as what is indicated via http://baufl.org. That said, it's great to see Ohio cities innovating in this realm as it only raises the tide for all urban areas.

guv said...

Ray, I'd like to get similar signage in Cleveland for a project being constructed this spring. I contacted the City of Cinci via a web form, but do you have any leads down there??

Thanks in advance!

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