Roadway 'sharrows' coming soon to downtown Menlo Park
Menlo Park plans to add shared lane markings — "sharrows" — to portions of Menlo Avenue and University Drive in upcoming weeks.
City Transportation Engineer Atul Patel explained that sharrows are not bike lanes. "They are simply a marking to guide bicyclists to the best place to ride and help motorists expect to see and share the lane with bicyclists."
The markings will be added to Menlo Avenue between El Camino Real and University Drive, and on University Drive between Middle Avenue and Santa Cruz Avenue, according to the city.
Installation is expected to take one day for each street; the roads will remain open to traffic during striping.
Mr. Patel estimated the installation cost at $9,000.