Wednesday, April 01 2009 @ 05:13 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
3:00 to 4:00 pm Eastern
Online registration is available until: 4/15/2009
The Shared Roadway Marking ("sharrow") has been accepted in the California MUTCD and proposed for inclusion in the next federal MUTCD. It is becoming a popular addition to the bicycle engineer/planner's toolbox. Learn more about sharrows at a one-hour webinar scheduled for April15, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
This webinar will feature Mike Sallaberry, a registered traffic engineer who has worked in San Francisco for nine years, first with the city's Bicycle Program and then with the Traffic Calming Program. Mike will provide information about placing and installing the marking on a variety of street types, and will present findings of the San Francisco-sponsored experiment, showing what the marking was and was not able to accomplish. Mike will give examples of less-obvious situations where sharrows can be used to address design challenges where other markings, signage, or facilities are inappropriate or insufficient. He will also discuss installation and maintenance of the marking, inlcuding the variety of materials available and the advantages and disadvantages of each.