The new Sharrowed and painted travel lanes in Long Beach have caused quite a stir; but the relatively new concept of painting a shared-lane has yet to draw a catchy adn easy-to-use name. Since Streetsbloggers are nothing if not inventive, I was thinking that we could do our part by coming up with the best name for a travel lane marked with Sharrows and green paint as seen in the above picture.
Over the weekend I received an email from Northeastern University Professor Peter Furth who suggested calling them a "Bicycle Priority Lane." Furth expains his naming idea,
It’s like a priority seat on a bus: cars can use it if there’s no bike there, but if there’s a bike, it’s a bike lane
If you have a better suggestion, feel free to leave it in the comments section below.