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March 13, 2013

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Ryan

We have sharrows and a number of "share the road" signs in our downtown (for a few years now).
Not sure how Kitchener is, but I find sharrows a complete waste of money here.

99% of people realize they share the road with bikes as it is, they don't increase a cyclists safety.

Here is a picture from two years ago of a sharrow and share the road sign in our downtown:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v353/ryanz4/033_zps67cb5ce8.jpg

Peter Lehman

Nobody seems to have mentioned that the sharrows also remind the cyclist - not the car operator - of the obligation to take the lane when operation of the bicycle is dangerous beside moving vehicles. I hope more bicycles get stuck in traffic, not only for their own safety but also to increase visibility, awareness, understanding and respect for law abiding cyclists who have every right to safe driving conditions. I'll be the guy in the yellow jacket who is stopped in front of you with my feet still on the pedals. (It's safer. I can start faster.)

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Bill Bean


  • North America is eventually going to figure out that, for all the right reasons, we need more bicycles on our roads. Dust off your bicycle and go cycling. And if the gas-burning dinosaurs start to crowd you, it's your road and you paid for it. Take the lane for yourself.

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