"Margaret Pye remembers the honking, shouting and tailgating she endured while commuting home. The bicyclist grew tiresome of the treatment she received from drivers in San Carlos, and fought for equal access to the roads by lobbying city leaders for a unique kind of sign. Instead of 'share the road' signs, which Pye said are ineffective, the city recently installed "change lanes to pass" signs.
Once the sign went up this summer, the honking quickly stopped, she said.
'I believe the motorists understand and do what they're supposed to do,' Pye said. 'I think it's been a significant difference.'
Additional improvements are on the way, including narrowing road lanes to install bike lanes."