because that is the rightmost lane that allows for legal travel in the direction of the bike route.
Agree - please fix.
Thanks for the post.
I truly wish sharrows actually mattered to drivers. There are 2 lanes on Grove between Orange and Church, each with its own light: one to go straight and one to turn right or go straight. However, including the bike lane, the entire street is wide enough to physically accommodate 3 cars. Therefore idiot drivers, who don't read or think, assume that "extra" space on the right with a big picture of a bicycle stamped on it is actually a dedicated right-turn lane for cars (and often then illegally take a right on red to top it off). This is such a commonplace offense that I see it EVERY SINGLE TIME I am stopped at that light, which is at least twice per week day. Can anything be done about this?
Cittadina, a few years ago, the city/region hired a well-regarded pedestrian & bike planning consultant.
They said that the sharrows were a good idea as a stop-gap measure (to show that something was being done and give some visibility to cycling issues) that could be rolled out by the end of 2009, but that by 2012, real bicycle infrastructure (e.g. buffered lanes and cycle tracks) could be provided.
The City's transportation plans reference the need to make these types of improvements, but virtually nothing has been accomplished.
Here is what other cities are doing. The number of real cycle lanes are doubling in the United States every year.
If it wants to grow its economy, attract jobs, and improve health, New Haven needs to catch up.
Sharrows have been added to this section of Grove St.
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