Why Sharrows?

Pictured left, is a Pueblo bicyclist properly using a bike lane in the Belmont area just before the bike lane ends and turns into a sharrow marked street.  Bike lanes are good and safe, so what problems exist that sharrows attempt to eliminate?

  • High incidence of "dooring"
  • Wrong-way riding
  • Sidewalk riding
  • Motorists squeezing cyclists against the curb

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