Skate or Bike Rally!

Skate or Bike Rally!

I never heard the term “sharrow” until recently. I’m a driver so it seems important to understand what sharrows mean. “Shared Lane Pavement markings” have been placed in Princeton streets to help guide cyclists to the best place to ride and remind drivers to share the road with them. These painted sharrows are a result of the Princeton Joint Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee (PJPBAC) which has been working to make Princeton a bike-friendly town.

The sharrows should raise awareness. Be aware of cars if you are biking and be aware of bikers if you are driving. This seems pretty obvious but the sharrows are a good reminder for all of us on the road.

Like the sharrows, Sustainable Princeton is also raising awareness in our community. The BYOBAG campaign is raising awareness of our use single use plastic bags and their aim is to reduce the use of them. Together, with the PJBAC, they have organized a group ride or skate tomorrow. Grab your board or bike and join the rally! The ride will be short one along the newly painted sharrows and will be a mix of all levels of skaters or riders. Come join the fun!

Sunday 10/2 at 3pm behind the Library
Details on their Facebook Page


What does a Sharrow mean for you?

Drivers:
• Expect to see bikers on the street
• Give about 3 feet of space when passing bikers
• Sharrows don’t change the rules. Follow the rules even when no sharrows exists.


Bikers

• Use the sharrow to guide where you ride within the lane
• Remember not to ride too close to parked cars
• Sharrows don’t change the rules. Follow the rules even when no sharrows exists.

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