Behold, Boston's new "super sharrows," a spin on the often-derided shared-lane marking. Boston's new twist is meant to give the feel of a bike lane, even when the space for one is lacking. The official term for this street treatment is "priority shared-lane markings," and they were debuted in the last few weeks on Boston's Brighton Avenue.
City Bike Czar Nicole Freedman told the Boston Globe that only a few cities in the country have tested this kind of bike marking, which was first proposed by civil engineering professor Peter Furth in a 2009 research paper.
What do you guys think? Would this make you feel safer or more confident?
This week we’re joined by Bob Searns to talk about his new book and grand ideas for walking trails that circle whole regions and more local routes that make up a new mode of green infrastructure in cities.