You can learn more about the different types of transportation facilities, markings, and related signage that the City of Wichita uses to help make getting around our community on a bicycle easier, safer and more convenient.
You can use the Bicycle Facilities Defintions document to learn more about the many different types of bicycle facilities discussed during the development of the Wichita Bicycle Master Plan.
Specific Facility Information
Shared Lane Markings (a.k.a. sharrows)
Shared lane markings are pavement marking symbols that indicate an appropriate bicycle positioning in a shared travel lane. They are carefully placed to guide bicyclists to the best place to ride on the road, avoid car doors and remind drivers to share the road with cyclists. Unlike bicycle lanes, sharrows do not designate a particular part of the street for the exclusive use of bicyclists. They are simply a marking to guide bicyclists to the best place to ride and help communicate to motorists that they should expect bicyclists on the roadway.
Benefits for Motorists:
- Sharrows serve as a reminder that you should expect to see bicyclists on the street.
Benefits for Bicyclists:
- Sharrows serve as a guide, indicating where it is recommended that you ride, which streets and how to position yourself on the roadway. It is recommended that you ride directly over the sharrow symbol.