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I think this is for northbound traffic.
October 30, 2009 in Signage | Permalink
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I give it a week before someone scrawls "if they have a death wish" beneath that.
October 30, 2009 at 04:03 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't cyclists always allowed to use the full lane? If so, I hope signs like these don't lead drivers to think it's an exception rather than the rule (literally).
Dan D |
October 30, 2009 at 04:26 PM
I have the same concern as Dan.
October 30, 2009 at 05:36 PM
how about another sign below saying something like "here and everywhere else too"?
October 30, 2009 at 06:02 PM
Or just drop the "May": "Cyclists - Use full lane"
Ron Alford |
October 30, 2009 at 09:13 PM
"Employees must wash hands" (and all you other guys too!)
October 30, 2009 at 11:07 PM
BTW, is the rider in the icon wearing a beret??
October 30, 2009 at 11:35 PM
I'm in Chicago and just saw a sign that said "Drivers must yield to pedestrians". I think it's just a reminder and not a statement that it's an exception.
October 30, 2009 at 11:57 PM
I agree that this is supposed to be a reminder, but, considering many drivers seem to forget even the yield-to-peds-in-crosswalk rule, I wouldn't be surprised if some would interpret this to mean:
sharrow = bikes can use full lane.
no sharrow = bikes must stay to the edge of the lane so cars can squeeze by.
In any event, this is a small issue compared to the much greater benefit of having such visible bicycle infrastructure.
Dan D |
October 31, 2009 at 10:23 AM
What about the signs at Hains Point that read "Cyclists must stop at stop signs" or whatever. Do drivers interpret that as
Signs = bikes must stop
no sign = bikes may run stop sign?
October 31, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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