Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


‘sharrows on steroids’
November 21, 2013, 14:37
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In Boston…

Sort of like an idea I laid out in Cyclist’s Manifesto.

A new set of street markings on Allston’s Brighton Avenue aren’t simply an errant set of dashes installed by city staff with extra paint — they’re part of a national experiment to test innovative bike facilities.

I first noticed the markings last week while driving through Allston Village. Running down the right-hand lanes on both sides of Brighton Avenue are bike-priority icons, known as “sharrows” in cyclist parlance, hugged by two sets of dashed lines along either side that make the lane look more like an airport runway.

My first thought: Sharrows on steroids!

And Boston bike czar Nicole Freedman said that’s exactly what they are.

via Boston Bikes debuts ‘sharrows on steroids’ – Local news – Boston.com.

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