The city’s first shared motor vehicle/bicycle lanes (sharrows) are open on the eastbound and westbound lanes of Sixth Street between MacArthur Boulevard and Hastings Street. This test installation will be monitored for safety and to determine acceptance by both motorists and bicyclists.
“Paint-on-pavement sharrows are an immediate means to create bike-friendly roads during this transition period, while the roads are retrofitted for dedicated, striped bike lanes,” said Francesca Funk, co-chair of Irving’s Bike Lane Task Force. The project came as a result of a partnership between the Bike Lane Task Force Committee, a sub-committee of the Green Advisory Council, and the Transportation Department. For more information, contact Traffic and Transportation at (972) 721-2646.
Posted May 28, 2009