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First High Street Sharrow Unveiled Today

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City officials, state officials and a whole slew of bike riders gathered this morning at the South Campus Gateway to unveil the first “sharrow” street marking that will remind motorists and cyclists to share the roadway along High Street. 188 more of these markings will soon be added to High Street between Morse Road and Nationwide Boulevard as a part of the City’s Bicentennial Bikeways Plan.

“We are investing in signage, bike racks and other infrastructure to make Columbus streets safer for cyclists and motorists to share the road,” said Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “Making Columbus a great cycling city is good for our environment and improves our quality of life.”

The City of Columbus is committing $10 million toward bikeways projects in 2010, which include the creation of new bike lanes, shared sign routes, nine miles of new bike trails, and design work for a new pedestrian/biking bridge to connect North Bank Park to Franklinton.

Following today’s sharrow unveiling, the riders took to High Street for the start of Bike To Work Week. More photos from the event are below:

More information can be found online at www.sharetheroadcolumbus.org.

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