Around town this week you have probably noticed some new paint! But what do these symbols mean, what are they called.. and why should we care?  A description of the symbols and their function follows and as cyclists, motorists and community members in Jackson- understanding bike infrastructure is paramount to changing the transportation paradigm.

New this week are sharrows or Shared Lane Markings (SLMs)represented with a bicycle and two chevron markings pointing in the designated travel direction, while also encouraging safe positioning for bike riding.

The new sharrow symbol on S. Milward show the bike and chevron in the middle of the lane, this is to prevent cyclists being “doored” and the best option for the narrow street with parked cars.