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Friday, July 26, 2013

Shared Bike Lanes Cause Confusion For Cyclists, Motorists And Traffic Officers | losangeles.cbslocal.com


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Shared, or so-called “sharrow”, lanes meant to make traveling safer for cyclists and motorists are causing confusion on the road.
Wes Hijh told CBS2/KCAL9′s Amy Johnson he was driving his bike in West Hollywood Tuesday morning when he was approached by a L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy.
The 30-year-old was wearing a helment camera at the time and posted a video of the encounter on YouTube.
“He just pulled up alongside me and started talking to me and told me I needed to be farther to the right. [I] pointed out that I was riding along the sharrow, which – based on my own research and reading of the laws and why they are there – that is where I’m supposed to be riding for my safety,” he said.

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