Shared lane pavement markings, or sharrows, are bicycle symbols carefully placed to guide bicyclists to the best place to ride on the road, avoid car doors, and remind drivers to share the road with cyclists. Unlike bicycle lanes, sharrows do not designate a particular part of the street for the exclusive use of bicyclists. They are simply a marking to guide bicyclists to the best place to ride and help motorists expect to see and share the lane with bicyclists.
Bike lanes are generally defined as "a portion of the roadway which has been designated by striping, signing and pavement marking for the preferential or exclusive use by bicyclists." Bicycle lanes make the movements of both motorists and bicyclists more predictable and as with other bicycle facilities there are advantages to all road users in striping them on the roadway.
The Regional Veloweb Opens a New Window. is a network of existing and planned off-street shared-use paths (trails) designed for use by bicyclists, pedestrians and other non-motorized forms of alternative transportation in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area. The network of shared-use paths serves as a system of off-road transportation facilities for bicyclists and other users to extend and complement the region’s roadway and passenger rail transit network.
The regional transportation network has approximately 320 miles of exiting paths, and it’s expected to reach 1,728 miles by 2035. The Regional Veloweb is planned for 12 counties and over 115 cities in North Texas. It’s the “interstate” for bicyclists and pedestrians.