Most share the road signs are non-standard yellow warning signs with the legend "SHARE THE ROAD" and a bicycle and car logo. There are also some regulatory (white) and guidance (green) Share the Road signs.
To reinforce that bicyclists are legitimate users of the road.
For use on streets with substantial bicycle traffic, especially designated bike routes, collectors and arterials with standard width or wide curb lanes and streets with no bike lane or separate bike facility.
All Bicyclists, Motorists
Improper Passing, Improper Turning
Reminds motorist that bicycles use the roadway and will be in the traffic lane
Promotes goodwill between different user groups
Reinforces appropriate driver and cyclist behavior
There are concerns that motorists may think that they do not need to share the road with bicyclists on other streets where the signs are not posted
Complaints from cyclists legitimately using the road, that some motorists have harassed them for not "sharing" the road with motor vehicles
Proliferation of non-standard signs may limit their impact and may cause the effectiveness of other signs to be decreased. The standard Share the Road signs do not effectively communicate the message as they appear to delineate a bicycle crossing.
Low, $150 to $200 per sign for most signs, including the cost of installation.
Public Works Department
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