Our Transportation Manager [Dennis Woods] informs me that on Mission Street the approved Bicycle Master Plan calls for painting a wide green stripe in the travel lane with sharrows [shared roadway bicycle markings].
There is insufficient width on Mission Street to install a Class II green [bike] lane without losing parking, so the alternative of a green stripe with sharrows was approved.
Sharrows are the symbol painted on the pavement that included the bicycle logo with chevrons as depicted in the YouTube video [attached].
The Public Works Department is currently looking at the costs and other related issues before installation.
Here's what our followers had to say. What do you think?
- Ellen La Scola: Uh, that looks really, really bad.make the cars park somewhere else and put in a real bike lane!
- Adroit Primate: Can we enforce speed limits, too?
- South Pasadena Patch: Ellen La Scola, Do you bike ride often in town? Do you think bike lanes are safer?
- Ellen La Scola: I do bike ride all the time in town - I am from Sacramento which is full of bike lanes on nearly every street, and yes they are safer. I was very surprised by the lack of bike lanes when I moved here.
- Adroit Primate I am a new resident, too, and was very surprised by how bike unfriendly this town is. Which is pretty ridiculous considering South Pasadena is approx. 3 1/2 square miles.
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