It may come as a surprise, but in some circles of the bike world, sharrows are a source of passionate debate. Are they a lip service from cities hoping to appease cyclists without spending any money or political capital? Are they a viable form of safe infrastructure? In this episode, we trace the origins of sharrows back to their inventor James Mackay, P.E., a former Denver bike planner and talk to bike advocate Noah Budnick and University of Denver, Colorado professor Wes Marshall to look at the evolution of biking and bike infrastructure in America over the last 25 years.
â€œBicycle,â€ â€œNight Cave,â€ â€œFinding the Balanceâ€
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
Posted in Advocacy, History, The Podcast
Tagged 1993 denver bike master plan, bicycling podcast, bike history, cycling podcast, denver bike plan, james mackay, noah budnick, shared lane marking, sharrow, sharrow safety study, sharrows, wes marshall
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