Some new paint on the pavement along Grove Street in Barrie, between Toronto Street and Penetanguishene Road. They’re called Sharrows – an image of a bicycle with two chevrons. It’s an effort to remind cyclists and motorists to share the road. “We decided to use sharrows because we felt they are a good balance between encouraging active transportation and safety, while also minimizing the impact to the residents of Grove Street,” said Tom Hanrahan, Supervisor of Traffic Services. “Unlike a bike lane, a sharrow needs less space and has no impact to on-street parking.” Grove Street has been identified as a preferred bike route in the city. In addition to the pavement marking symbol, road signs are also being installed to remind all users to “Share the Road”.
photo: City of Barrie