This project will improve both sides of N Main St between Elizabeth Street to Wolfe Street with sidewalk reconstruction, addition of curb ramps, replacement of traffic signal poles, new pedestrian signal systems, new illuminated street signs, and new street lighting
The goal of the Harrisonburg and Rockingham Bike-Walk Summit is to develop partnerships and to increase coordination between the City, County, and other stakeholders to make our region a great biking and walking community to live in and visit!
A Design Public Hearing for the Carlton Street Roundabout and Improvements Project will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at Spotswood Elementary School.
The MUTCD states that "if used, the shared lane markings should be placed immediately after an intersection and spaced at intervals not greater than 250 feet thereafter."
In 2009, the Federal Highway Administration approved the use of Shared Roadway Markings ("Sharrows") in their Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Many cities around the country are using sharrows on streets that are both popular with bicyclists but may be too narrow for conventional bike lanes.
No, bicyclists can ride on any roadway, except for those designed as limited access highways with signs explicitly prohibiting bicyclists (such as Interstate 81).
Cyclists are allowed on every street regardless of whether there is a marking or sign for them unless stated otherwise.
This marking is used for shared lanes; lanes that are used by bicyclists and motorists.
Shared lanes are different than bike lanes which are set aside for bicyclists and are marked by a solid white line and a different symbol.
According to Virginia State Code Section 46.2-905, bicyclists are to stay to the right when riding less than the normal speed of traffic except to pass other bicyclists or vehicles, to prepare to make a left turn, when necessary to avoid conditions (including fixed or moving objects, surface hazards, or substandard width lanes too narrow for a bicycle and vehicle to travel side by side) that make it unsafe to continue along the right.
These are "Shared Lane Markings", aka "Sharrows", which are intended to guide bicyclists to the best place to ride on the road, avoid car doors, and remind drivers to share the road with bicyclists.
Although it is the motorist's responsibility to check before opening their door, riding too close to parked cars (in the "door zone") is still a common mistake that can lead to serious injury.