SHARROW is short-form for "shared lane bicycle marking." This pavement marking includes a bicycle symbol and two white chevrons and is used to remind motorists that bicyclists are permitted to use the full lane. There are no striped bicycle lanes on streets marked with SHARROWs.


  • Expect to see bicyclists on the street.
  • Remember to give bicyclists at least 3 feet of space when passing.
  • Follow the rules of the road as if there were no SHARROW.


  • Use the SHARROW to guide where you ride within the right hand side of the lane and with the direction of traffic.
  • Remember not to ride too close to parked cars.
  • Follow the rules of the road as if there were no SHARROW.
Shared Lane Example


The first in a series of implementations has occurred on Admiral Drive from the Poplar Trail to Moreland Parkway and will be placed approximately every 250 feet along that stretch of roadway.

Future locations include: 

  • Bay Ridge Avenue from Tyler Avenue to Chesapeake Avenue
  • Chesapeake Avenue from Bay Ridge Avenue to Burnside Street
  • Rowe Boulevard between the College Creek Bridge and Calvert Street