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Gaithersburg Sharrows: Road Lane Markings

Gaithersburg Sharrows: Road Lane Markings


On roadways throughout Gaithersburg, you'll find lane markings called "sharrows." They show a bicycle with two chevron arrows above it. Sharrows don't indicate a dedicated biking lane; rather, they alert motorists and cyclists to the fact that bicycles are allowed to share the full driving lane. Along with the sharrows, these roadways have signs indicating that "Bikes May Use Full Lane." Bikes are also accommodated on roads with dedicated bike lanes and on multi-use paths with widths generally greater than eight feet.


This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.



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Comment balloon 9 commentsRoy Kelley • July 11 2019 06:41PM


We are increasingly providing bike lanes in the greater Sacramento region.  And, more folks are using them.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 months ago

Good morning, Roy - I have seen this over the years but until now did not know the term.  Your post lead to a quick Internet search and found the term sharrow was not a new one.  Well, it was a new one to me.  They are quite common in California.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 4 months ago

Roy, I'm glad there is more and more bike lane awareness these days, although I have never heard this term used before...Interesting.

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 4 months ago

Good morning, Roy. We have quite a few bike lanes in Charlotte, but had no idea these markings were called sharrows. I've said it before... learn something new in the Rain everyday and I'm sure it won't be the last time I'll say this.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 4 months ago

Good morning, Wayne Martin bikes, travelling on a double lane highway, are risky business in my opinion.... bike paths are for bikes.... at the Cape, you can ride from Dennis (mid cape) to Provinetown (the tip of the lower cape)...that's safe.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 4 months ago

Good morning Roy. Bike lanes and shared lanes are becoming a big thing here in Chicago. Enjoy your day 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 4 months ago


I did not know the term, and yes we have lots of bike lanes around here.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 4 months ago

Hi Roy Kelley

I like the arrows showing the direction of travel. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 4 months ago

Your comments are always welcome and are very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 4 months ago