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Old June 1st 09, 10:42 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides
Garrison Hilliard
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Default Cincinnati Installs Lane Markings To Increase Safety For Cyclists

Drivers in Cincinnati can expect to see some new lane markings on streets soon.

The city became the first in the region to install “sharrows” (shared lane
arrows), which are markings used to remind motorists to share the road with
bicyclists.

Officials expect sharrows to help cyclists position themselves within the lane
to avoid being hit by a suddenly opened car door.

The Department of Transportation and Engineering started placing the lane arrows
on portions of Clifton Avenue Monday. Parts of Ludlow Avenue and Madison Road
are expected to receive sharrows next month.

Locations were chosen based on results of a month-long city wide survey of
cyclists in the area.

The markings will include a bicycle symbol with double arrows at the top and
they will be placed every few hundred feet on the pavement.


http://www.wcpo.com/news/local/story...r2pkopGJQ.cspx
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Old June 2nd 09, 05:38 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.rides
Jeremy Parker
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Default Cincinnati Installs Lane Markings To Increase Safety For Cyclists


"Garrison Hilliard" wrote in message
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Drivers in Cincinnati can expect to see some new lane markings on
streets soon.


[snip]

The markings will include a bicycle symbol with double arrows at
the top and
they will be placed every few hundred feet on the pavement.


[snip]

You could use an even more obvious symbol. Why not pay an actual
cyclist on an actual bicycle to tide up and down the road in
question. If the budget stretches to it, have several cyclists. The
combined bike + cyclist would be close to six feet tall and two
hundred pounds in weight. That ought to be even more visible than a
painted symbol on the roadway, and so might be an even better
reminder.

Jeremy Parker


 




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