Sharrows
sharrowShared lane pavement markings (or "sharrows") are bicycle symbols placed in the travel lanes of a roadway that indicate to motorists they should expect to see and share the lane with bicycles.  

Unlike bicycle lanes, they do not designate a particular part of the roadway for the use of bicyclists.



What do sharrows mean for motorists and bicyclists?

Motorists should:

  • expect to see bicyclists on the street
  • remember to give bicyclists 3 feet of space when passing
  • follow the rules of the road as if there were no sharrows

bike and sharrow

Bicyclists should:

  • use the sharrow to guide where to ride within the lane
  • remember not to ride too close to parked cars
  • follow the rules of the road as if there were no sharrows