What Are 'Sharrows'?

Fairfield Public Works to install "sharrows" to help with bicyclists.

Information from Fairfield Public Works:

The City of Fairfield Public Works Department secured a $250,000 grant from Solano Transportation Authority (STA) to close the bicycling gap on the Linear Trail at Nightingale Drive between Dover Avenue and Air Base Parkway pedestrian bridge.

“The City’s ultimate goal is to continue the Linear Park path in its current form, but to do so would require significant resources that our City just doesn’t have,” said City Traffic Engineer Garland Wong. “By obtaining the STA grant funds and using sharrows, a new feature to Fairfield streets, we are able to provide safer access to cyclists.”

Sharrows are pavement markings consisting of two arrows with a bicycle symbol that emphasizes drivers should share the road with bicyclists. Look for these new markings accompanied by a sign to represent a bike route on Nightingale Drive, but more importantly, keep a watchful eye for bicyclists and share the road.

As sharrows become more prominent in Fairfield, please use extra care as cyclists are likely to be present. This public safety project was completed within the funds provided by the STA grant and did not require City resources to be used.

David Ryan May 22, 2012 at 11:31 PM
What does everyone think about sharing the road with bicyclists?
B. Smith May 23, 2012 at 03:19 PM
I'll share the road with courteous bicyclists any day! It's the ones who ride haphazardly, cutting across the road at inappropriate spots for example, that worry and upset me. Twice on neighborhood streets in Suisun I've had men look me straight in the eye then ride their bikes in front of me causing me to have to slam on my brakes. Then they have the nerve to behave as though I'm the 1 doing something wrong!
David Ryan May 23, 2012 at 04:33 PM
I know how you feel!
billdsd June 03, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Sharing the road with bicyclists is not and never has been optional. Bicyclists have a right to use the road. It's the law.


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