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Cycle pilot studies: Evaluation of“sharrows”

Authors: Aslak Fyhri, Fridulv Sagberg, Torkel Bjørnskau, Ole Johansson, Katrine Karlsen
Report nr: 1789/2020
ISBN (digital version): 978-82-480-2309-8
Language: Norwegian
Attachments Summary - in Norwegian only
Full report - in Norwegian only

A «sharrow» is a road marking on the right side of the road, consisting of double arrow and a bicycle symbol. The purpose of this measure is to influence cyclists to ride on the road instead of on the sidewalk (bicycling on the sidewalk is permitted in Norway), and to reduce conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists. An evaluation of this measure in two cities, using video recording and interviews with road users, showed that sharrows along a street resulted in an reduction in the share of cyclists riding on the sidewalk. Both cyclists and pedestrians judged the measure positively. Among car drivers there was a slight increase in reports of being hindered by other road users.

      

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