June 3, 2019, 11am PDT
New research from the University of Colorado Denver and the University of New Mexico sheds light on how to make cities safer for cyclists and other road users and refutes some assumptions about bike safety, such as "safety-in-numbers."
June 21, 2018, 9am PDT
End the sharrow experiment, says this columnist.
March 1, 2016, 6am PST
A response to recent research that cast doubt on the effectiveness of sharrows.
February 28, 2016, 5am PST
Sharrows and 3-foot passing laws are meant to make biking safer in streets in the absence of bike lanes. Bike activists in Iowa want to take safety a step further by requiring motorists to move to another lane, just as they would if passing a car.
January 20, 2016, 8am PST
A study presented last week to the Transportation Research Board shows that the quality of the bike infrastructure has a significant effect for commuting rates and safety.
September 26, 2015, 11am PDT
Not all bicycle infrastructure is created equal. Dallas planners are working to find new ways to build protected bike lanes instead of sharrows and other half-measures.
February 23, 2015, 12pm PST
The District Department of Transportation's plans for 2015 include closing critical gaps in the District's bike infrastructure network.
Greater Greater Washington
November 23, 2014, 1pm PST
Portland will launch an effort to evaluate and improve its influential neighborhood greenway system of bike friendly residential corridors.
November 14, 2014, 8am PST
The Broken Sidewalk blog provides details about an ongoing plan to transform Louisville's low volume streets into "Neighborways."
November 22, 2013, 5am PST
New "sharrows on steroids" are being tested In the Allston neighborhood of Boston. Are the markings - parallel dashed lines bracketing a bicycle icon - a legitimate improvement on the controversial practice or "an underwhelming innovation"?
July 29, 2013, 6am PDT
It might be a stretch to think that attractive sidewalk bike racks will increase motorists' willingness to "share the road", but it helped a bike shop owner convince the city of Hayward, Calif. to approve the installation of the $450 racks.
June 14, 2012, 12pm PDT
Cities across the country are embracing the sharrow as a quick and low-cost means of expanding their bicycle infrastructure, but in at least a couple of cities, bike enthusiasts are questioning their effectiveness.
November 18, 2011, 2pm PST
Proliferating faster than bike lanes or bike parking racks may be the chevron symbols in the pavement with bicycle icon informing cyclists and motorists alike to "share the road". But can too many sharrows be a bad thing, asks Grist's Elly Blue.
January 31, 2011, 12pm PST
Sharrows are a great way to give cyclists access to the full traffic lane without designating a bike lane, but as this case in San Francisco illustrates, not all applications are good ones. The presence of a bus-only lane created the problem.
April 5, 2010, 1pm PDT
In Los Angeles, wheat-pasted posters that indicate bike lanes have been cropping up on utility boxes all over the city.
February 13, 2010, 11am PST
Bike lanes and sharrows are being added to more streets in Indianapolis, which is a fairly new concept for the city and its drivers.
January 29, 2010, 8am PST
With a rapidly progressing bike infrastructure program, the city of Long Beach, California, is edging its way to becoming one of the country's most bike-friendly cities.
June 30, 2009, 5am PDT
What happens when a city hires a former bike activist to become it's mobility coordinator? No surprises, the city becomes more bike friendly.