Monday, December 27, 2010

Sharrows for Princeton Borough and Township

We've been working hard all summer and through the fall to introduce the concept of sharrows in the Princeton community (as volunteer committee members, this means working in our spare time in the evenings and on the weekends, which is why it's been such a long time since we've posted).

In sum, sharrows is a shared lane marking that looks like the image below.  It's a traffic control device to assist motorists and bicyclists to share the road safely.  It was included in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, a publication of all traffic standards produced by the US Department of Transportation.

The articles below summarize the presentations made to the Princeton Borough Council and Township Committee.  Please feel free to reach out to your Council or Committee member to advocate sharrows!  A copy of the report and letter to the Princetons' municipal governments, along with a map of where sharrows may be implemented.  Cheers!

Dec 8, 2010 Daily Princetonian article
Dec 15, 2010, Town Topics Article
Dec 22, 2010, Town Topics Article (second half of the article following Bernie Miller's retirement).

Princeton Sidewalk and Pathway Map

The WWBPA has posted a Map of Princeton's sidewalk and pathways.