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Jun 04

What Happened to the Bicycle Wayfinding and Sharrow Project?

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 2:47 PM by Susan Finarelli

By Paul Stoddard, Senior Planner

The Bicycle Wayfinding and Sharrow Project is still in the queue, but it is taking longer than expected to implement. Staff previously anticipated installing the wayfinding signs and sharrows in March 2014. The new estimated installation date is late June 2014.

The delay was caused by coordination errors with the City's contractors. Since this is the first project involving sharrows and bicycle wayfinding signs for the City, it is taking longer than usual to work out the technical specifications and pricing details.

Quick details about the project:
  • Includes the installation of industry-standard bicycle wayfinding signs and sharrows along Park Ave. and Maple Ave.
  • Wayfinding signs encourage bicycling on designated routes and provide information about destinations, directions, and distance. They also let motorists know to expect bicyclists on the roadway.
  • Sharrows are bicycle-use road markings and are used when a bike lane cannot be installed. Sharrows help improve positioning of bicyclists and motorists, reduce aggressive motorist behavior, reduce wrong-way bicycling, and reduce bicycling on sidewalks.
For more information about the project, visit the project webpage.