Just what is a “Sharrow” anyway?

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.  ...
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Palos Verdes approves new bike lane!

Congratulations to the Rolling Hills City Council for final construction approval for a 1.3 mile, 2-way bike lanes.  The project calls for widening the roadway to include bike lanes in both directions, construction of rolled curbs and gutters, sidewalks, raised medians and islands, intersection enhancements, improved crosswalks and equestrian crossings, a multiuse path, traffic signal modifications, street resurfacing and landscaping. More details here....
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Manhattan Beach & Redondo Beach approve next step for Aviation Bike Lane

Both Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach are moving ahead with part of the South Bay Bicycle Coalition's Master Bicycle Plan that was approved last year.  This segment is looking at adding bike lanes along Aviation Boulevard from Pacific Coast Highway to Rosecrans Avenue, and along Marine Avenue from Aviation Boulevard to the Redondo Beach Metro Green Line Station.  For more information, you can read local coverage here and here  ...
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