In 2015, changes were made to Lincoln Avenue downtown to help increase bicycle and pedestrian safety. Here's what you can expect to see.

Sharrows

Sharrows ("share" + "arrows") are street markings that remind drivers and bicyclists to “share the road.” Sharrows reduce wrong-way riding, bring bicyclists outside the door zone of parked cars and increase the visibility of bicyclists by treating them as part of the normal flow of traffic. Sharrows will be painted directly on the street every 150-200 feet.

Signs

By state statute, bikes are prohibited from riding on the sidewalk in the downtown business district. Bikes ridden on sidewalks cause conflicts with pedestrians and can surprise drivers at intersections. These signs along Lincoln Avenue will remind bicyclists of their responsibility, making our downtown sidewalks safer for everyone.