Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A representation of a bicycle with two chevrons above it, marked on a roadway as a symbol to indicate that motor vehicles and bicycles are to share the lane.

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  • noun a shared lane marking on a lane of a paved road's surface indicating that bicyclists may use any portion of the full width of the lane.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Blend of share and arrow.]

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Blend of share and arrow, c. 1993.

Examples

  • The cost, according to Capital Metro project manager Robert Okamoto, would come primarily from signs, so-called sharrow markings on the streets and, in some cases, putting a new coat of asphalt on and painting in bike lanes.

    statesman.com - Highschool

  • The cost, according to Capital Metro project manager Robert Okamoto, would come primarily from signs, so-called sharrow markings on the streets and, in some cases, putting a new coat of asphalt on and painting in bike lanes.

    statesman.com - Highschool

  • The cost, according to Capital Metro project manager Robert Okamoto, would come primarily from signs, so-called sharrow markings on the streets and, in some cases, putting a new coat of asphalt on and painting in bike lanes.

    statesman.com - Highschool

  • The cost, according to Capital Metro project manager Robert Okamoto, would come primarily from signs, so-called sharrow markings on the streets and, in some cases, putting a new coat of asphalt on and painting in bike lanes.

    statesman.com - Highschool

  • This summer, the transportation department began painting "sharrow" markings on several streets after two years of study and delays.

    Villaraigosa Bicycle Summit: Fall From Bike Spins LA Mayor Into Cycle Advocate

  • And the "sharrow" concept is idiotic on industrial throughfares or narrow two lane roads with no shoulder.

    The Indignity of Commuting by Bicycle: Same Attitude, Different Infrastructure

  • UCSD student Trevor Haag with a "sharrow" painted on Pacific Street in Oceanside, a narrow road that is popular with cyclists.

    Fore, right!

  • A "sharrow," named for the arrows painted on the road, would designate one lane in each direction on those roads where motorists would have to defer to cyclists if they're present.

    The Oshkosh Northwestern Latest Headlines

  • Correction: The photograph of a "sharrow" that accompanied our interview with city "bike czar" Nate Evans ( "

    Baltimore City Paper

  • Correction: The photograph of a "sharrow" that accompanied our interview with city "bike czar" Nate Evans ( "

    Baltimore City Paper

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