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Green-Backed Sharrows Pleasantly Surprise Riders on the Wiggle

Posted By Aaron Bialick On May 10, 2012 @ 3:23 pm In Bicycle Infrastructure,SFMTA,Sharrows,The Wiggle | 10 Comments


Photos: Aaron Bialick

Commuters on the Wiggle got a Bike to Work Day surprise this morning: green-backed sharrows guiding bicycle riders through the intersection of Steiner and Waller Streets.

The “sharrows were painted VERY early this morning and they are permanent,” says a post on the SFMTA’s Livable Streets Facebook page [2]. Agency staff wrote that more will be added “as wayfinding guides all through the Wiggle” along each block and through other intersections in coming weeks.

The green-backed sharrow treatment [3] arose from the SFMTA’s ThinkBike sessions [4] with Dutch bike planners.

One rider told SFMTA staff, “It’s like riding on candy!”


SF Recreation and Parks General Manager Phil Ginsburg seems pleased with the "super sharrows."

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[1] Image: http://sf.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2012/05/DSC_9334.jpg

[2] Livable Streets Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SFMTA-Livable-Streets/129234557115666

[3] green-backed sharrow treatment: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2012/01/31/misguided-enforcement-precedes-thinkbike-improvements-on-the-wiggle/

[4] ThinkBike sessions: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2011/09/22/think-bike-workshops-offer-a-dutch-touch-on-three-key-corridors/

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