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Green-Backed Sharrows Pleasantly Surprise Riders on the Wiggle


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."