Share the Road

The relationship between drivers of cars and bicycle riders can be contentious at times. To help drivers and bicyclists interact in a safer manner, the City of Warrensburg along with volunteers from the bicycling community will be placing new markings along designated bike routes in Warrensburg. These new markings are called sharrows and you can see an example in the picture to the right.

Sharrows Show the Way

Sharrows are white symbols showing two arrows and a bicycle placed on the roadway to indicate that motorists should expect to share the lane safely with bicyclists. Unlike bicycle lanes, sharrows do not designate a particular part of the road for the exclusive use of people riding bikes.

What Motorists Should Expect

  • Be alert for people riding bikes.
  • Remember to give bicyclists three feet of space when passing and do so slowly and carefully.
  • Follow the rules of the road as if there were no sharrows.

What Bicyclists Should Expect

  • Use the sharrow to guide where you ride within the lane.
  • Remember not to ride too close to parked cars to avoid being "doored"
  • Follow the rules of the road as if there were no sharrows.