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Main Street Sharrows Initiative - Bikeable Beacon, Scenic Hudson, Beacon Streets

We need your support: Bikeable Beacon and Scenic Hudson has been advocating that the city of Beacon put sharrows on Main Street (and other thoroughfares of the city) for some time. Sharrow is short for 'shared lane bicycle marking', and painting them on Main Street would make clear the current regulations for bikes, which is a/ no bikes on the sidewalks, and b/ bikes and cars share the pavement. This is not an intitiative to change any traffic laws, or to create designated bike lanes: it is simply an effort to paint these symbols on the surface of Main Street to reinforce the current traffic rules, and make the streets safer for bicyclists, and the sidewalks safer for pedestrians.

Please read this longer post on Beacon Streets about the sharrows initiative, and sign the petition to show your support. The City Council is voting Monday on supporting our grant proposal for funds to support the costs of painting sharrows on Main Street, and we would like to show broad support for the intitiative.

- Stowe Boyd, Beacon Streets

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Tags: bicycles, bikes, main, parking, recreation, safety, street, traffic

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Comment by Stowe Boyd on August 3, 2012 at 9:52am

Kevin - We are planning some signage as part of the push, so thanks for posting those here.

Comment by Ben Royce on August 3, 2012 at 9:48am

signed

Comment by Stowe Boyd on August 3, 2012 at 9:45am

Thanks, Gregory. Get your friends and neighbors to sign, too.

Comment by Kevin Newman on August 3, 2012 at 9:44am

signed the petition

sharows,green signed bike routes and bike racks at various points along Main St. all great ideas

Stowe did you know of the DOT SHARE THE ROAD signs? there should be one on SR 9D near the NB I 84 bridge - SR 9D is NYS bike route 17

here is what the signs look like - these are in Arlington on Raymond Ave.

 

a set of these at the bottom of Main Street (SR 9D end) and a set at the Roundhouse for upper Main Street along with the sharows would be great

 

Comment by Gregory H Strong on August 3, 2012 at 6:09am
Signed. Great initiative that will make it safer for all.

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