The first sharrow markings were applied to Chemeketa Street NE on Monday. This is at the intersection of Cottage and Chemeketa, looking east.
Here you can see how the sharrow aids visibility. Normally a person would be riding along the right hand margin, along the asphalt seam of the end of the parking striping. The red pickup is starting to back up, and you can see that a person on bike positioned at the center point of the chevron will be out away from the rear end of the pickup - able to see the reverse lights, and the driver of the pickup better able to see the person on the bike.
If you've biked on Chemeketa, tell us what you think!
And look for more later...here's a bad picture of the crew last night putting more down. You can see the blowtorches and reflective tape!
The steering committee for the Bike Plan Update met last night. It was great to see old and new faces together. Lots of interest and enthusiasm and knowledge!