31 December 2010

Notice of Public Consultation: Sharrow Evaluation Report

A public meeting to discuss rush hour sharrows is coming up on Thursday January 20, 2011 at City Hall.  This is an open meeting to learn more about the trial project that put sharrows on College St. for use during rush hour when car parking is not allowed. Click here for more information and details about time and place.

Sharrows are pavement markings that indicate where cyclists are supposed to ride on the road and are also meant to alert car drivers to the presence of cyclists.  Earlier in the year the City of Toronto unleashed these markings on College St. where the road narrows and the bike lanes end.  The City reached out to cyclists who ride that stretch of road during rush hour to see how they like it. You can read my previous post about the pilot project here.

To prepare for the meeting, or for your interest, you can download the Evaluation Report [pdf].

Totally decontextualized picture of a sharrow. Credit: CBC

Truth be told, I'm not a fan of sharrows, but I'll save that diatribe for another post.

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