Lanes and Sharrows and Buffers…Oh My! Four Types of Bike Lanes Explained

Chances are, you’ve noticed new street markings popping up on roads in and around your community: arrows with a bicyclist below, striped lanes with a bicyclist in the middle, or even plastic poles next to bike lanes. If you’re like most people, these markings raise more questions than they answer. Are they pointing me to where I can ride my bike? Are they a new type of parking lane? And what’s with the green paint?

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