Campus News

September 9, 2010

Take Note

Clifton Road gets bike lane stripes

Shared lane markings or "sharrows" striping for bicyclists on Clifton Road got under way Thursday morning, Sept. 9. Sharrows are markings on the roadways that facilitate bicycle safety.

Work on the project will continue through the weekend of Sept. 11-12, between North Decatur and Briarcliff roads, resulting in some temporary lane closures.

The Clifton Road sharrows will alert motorists to possible bicyclists on Clifton and will show bicyclists the appropriate position to take when riding in the roadway.

New bicycle signage will also be installed to alert motorists that Georgia law permits cyclists to take the center of the lane when the roadway is too narrow for a vehicle to pass and remain in its lane.

The addition of sharrows to Clifton Road, the first project of its kind in DeKalb County, is  designed to help eliminate a barrier for area students, residents and employees who want to bike on Clifton for commuting and recreation.

For more information, visit Bike Emory.

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