Round 2: Sharrows Appear on the “4th Street Bike Boulevard”

In what has to be a double victory for the Los Angeles County Bike Coalition, reports are coming in that Sharrows are appearing on 4th Street in the Mid-Wilshire and Koreatown areas.  The LACBC hasn’t just been the leader in pushing for Sharrows on the street, but also in turning 4th Street, a popular bike route, into something resembling the Bike Boulevards of Portland and Berkeley.

Announcing the find on twitter, @danceralamode joked that finding a Sharrow is like a celebrity siting.  I’m sure there will be a lot more on the Sharrows arrival as the day and weeks go on. But in the meantime, if you spot a Sharrow while riding in the city, and you’re not on Fountain, 4th Street, NELA or Westwood, drop us a line and send us a picture so we can help spread the word.

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Caution! Please Pass with Care!

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Signs also available in Spanish.  Photo: LA Ecovillage When I first heard of the signs that popped up all over Los Angeles two nights ago urging drivers to pass cyclists with care, my first thoughts were that L.A.’s D.I.Y. culture has reached a tipping point.  Not only have advocates learned that the LADOT and other […]

New Debate: Can Cyclists Fix Sharrows Pilot without Killing It

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The first Sharrows on Fountain in Hollywood…Photo: LACBC/Flickr Last month, when the City of Los Angeles finally began placing Sharrows on the streets of L.A., there were a chorus of cheers from the biking community.  The Los Angeles County Bike Coalition has fought hard, for years, for these Shared Lane Markings to be placed on […]

Sharrows are coming to Los Angeles! or are they?

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Image: Richard Masoner/Flickr What’s a sharrow ? Well, a sharrow is a lane marking that looks like a bicycle with a chevron on top of it.  Sharrows are used to mark streets as places where bicyclists and cars share the road.  The sharrow is painted where that it’s most safe for cyclists to ride in […]

City, Bike Coalition, Moving on Sharrows

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Image: C.I.C.L.E. The Los Angeles County Bike Coalition reports that funding is finally in place for the Sharrows pilot program for L.A.’s streets, half a decade after the LACBC began their Sharrows Campaign.  A group of funders have pooled their dollars to fund the Sharrows on a couple of Los Angeles’ roads, but just because […]