PHOTOS: Sharrows Rolling Into Corona del Mar

Trailers pop up on East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar reminding drivers and bicyclists to share the road.

Sharrows, or shared lane markers, will be installed along East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar, between MacArthur and Poppy avenues, before the end of the month. This week the city has been working to let residents know they are coming.

Police trailers flashing the messages, "Sharrows Coming Soon, "Bikes May Use Full Lane" and "All Users Drive/Ride Safely" are positioned on the Southside of East Coast Highway at MacArthur Boulevard. 

Blue banners reading "Share The Road" is also attached to a light pole in the area.

Sean Matsler, a member of the city's bike safety committee, says residents should be aware that sharrows are only mean to reinforce existing law.

"Cyclists are allowed to travel in the motor travel lane when there is no bike lane," Matsler said. "Sharrows will alert motorists that cyclists can be here."

The Newport Beach City Council approved the CDM sharrows in July, but the installation was bumped up following the two bicyclist fatalities that occurred in September.

The sharrows are expected to be painted along East Coast Highway at the end of the month.

On Sunday a memorial bike ride will be held to pay tribute to Sarah Leaf and Catherine "Kit" Campion-Ritz  who were killed while cycling in Newport Beach.

steve October 24, 2012 at 09:27 PM
mariners at Dover 4 way STOP---i am in car make complete stop than begin to proceed on mariners on way past mariners Elementery school- toward Irvine Ave--- Lady on bike--Blows thru STOP sign MOVIN 30-40 MPG up Dover to Irvine/19th I jam on breaks, she swerves and BARELY misses me----She screaming yelling flipping me off ___She went thru STOP sign----Next time gonna let her hit me !!! biker must follow same rules as cars !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yet hardly ever do---If she hit me--can I sue her for the damages she would have surely done to my car ???
Joe October 25, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Steve, Sorry for your close call. As is the case in any sport, we cyclists have our fair share of morons. Thanks for stopping. Joe
David Huntsman October 25, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I really like those banners!
billdsd November 05, 2012 at 01:11 AM
At the mere mention of bicyclists in the road, someone always has to complain about bicyclists breaking the rules, even though that has NOTHING to do with the article. It's like "Slowly I Turned": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slowly_I_Turned Seriously Steve. Do you react to random articles about road improvements for motorists by complaining about motorists breaking the rules? I doubt it. You are a bigot trying to spread your irrational hatred of bicyclists.


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