Just what the heck is a Sharrow?

Sharrows have now been in use for years in Southern California. You can see them throughout the City of LA, Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, and there are even Sharrows on Sepulveda in Culver City. What are Sharrows? Sharrows are simply asphalt markings that remind cars and bikers alike to comply with existing law. They do not change the rules of the road one. However they have been proven to increase drivers and cyclists compliance with the rules of the road.  What most people forget is that people already can legally ride their bikes on America's roads - Sharrows simply makes riding safer.                                            Sharrows are also intended to alert drivers of the presence of bicyclists in the roadway and encourage caution. The benefits of the use of Sharrows are to: Assist bicyclists with positioning in a shared lane with on-street parallel parking in order to reduce the chance of a bicyclist’s impacting the open door of a parked vehicle. Assist bicyclists with positioning in...
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Over $3,000 raised for Bike Safety Booklets!

Thanks to a FUNdraiser at UnCorked in Hermosa Beach and to the generous sponsors listed below, the SBBC and BCCC are excited about handing these books out at our accredited bike saftey classes as well as to Police Depts, City Halls, Schools, Bike Shops, Bike friendly businesses, events and fairs in the 7-city Bike Master Plan. We would like to thank those below for their generous support: BCCClub Blue Zone Voice SBW Foundation Hermosa Cyclery CB Loans Lesley Siegel Realtor Bill Ron’s Bike Shop Mike Mosig DDS & Mary Lynn Lukasik DDS ...
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