Shared Lane Markings (SLMs), or “sharrows,” are road markings used to indicate a shared lane environment for bicycles and automobiles.What does NACTO do?
Urban Urban Bikeway Design Guide ikeway Design Guide 4/26/2011Presented byTrevor Booz National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Founded in 1996 Exchange of transportation ideas, insights, and practices among large central cities Sees city transportation departments as partners in regional and national effortsWhat are sharrows and shared lane markings?
Shared lane markings provide guidance to users regarding expected bicyclist riding position. Shared Lane Markings (SLMs), or “sharrows,” are road markings used to indicate a shared lane environment for bicycles and automobiles.Does the Sharrow have a place on our shared streets?
The sharrow, though often maligned and misunderstood, can have its proper place on our shared streets. That can only happen, however, if we understand its uses and limitations.