Routes with the 'Share The Road' signage, and the lane painting sharrows featuring a bicycle and two white chevrons indicate the route is shared with both cyclists and motor vehicles. Share Lane Markings, or 'Sharrows' are road markings used to indicate a shared environment for bicycles and motor vehicles.
The shared lane markings highlight cycling routes alerting all road users to the presence of bicycle traffic on the street, and may also be configured to offer directional and wayfinding guidance for cyclists. The shared lane marking is not a dedicated cycling facility, but a pavement marking which has a variety of uses to support a complete bikeway network. Although not a dedicated lane, cyclists may use the middle of the road, although it is encouraged to stay to the right side of the lane as much as possible.
- Drivers must wait behind the cyclist until it is safe to pass with minimum 1 meter clearance.
- For safety reasons, cyclists should ride one metre from the curb to avoid debris and sewer grates.
- In lanes that are too narrow for cyclists and motorists to travel side-by-side, cyclists should ride in the centre of the lane to discourage motorists from passing too closely.
- Where there is on-street parking, cyclists should ride one metre from parked cars to avoid the “door zone.”
- Although it is the motorist’s and/or passenger’s responsibility to look first before opening their door, riding too close to parked cars can lead to serious injuries that can be avoided.
Routes with this designation can be found along 11th Street, 11th Avenue and 14th Avenue.