A Bicycle Sharrow is a “shared road” that has bicycle symbols placed on the roadway lane to remind motorists that there may be people riding bikes. Unlike bicycle lanes, they do not designate a particular part of the roadways for the exclusive use of bicycles. In other words, automobiles can continue to drive on same part of the road.
Bike Sharrows are designed primarily for safety as it tends to have a calming effect on traffic as well as keeping bikes off of sidewalks. Moreover, bike sharrows also benefit pedestrians as drivers become more aware of their surroundings.