sharrow
 n.— «Caught between the need for a continuous bike lane and the demands of drivers, Portland transportation engineers finally came up with a solution. Next month, the city will fill the gaps in the network with new shared-lane pavement markings, called “sharrows.” Stencils of a bicycle with two chevron markings above it will be painted, two per block, in areas too narrow for a bike lane. The idea is to keep cyclists away from parked cars while promoting awareness of their right to use the road.» —“‘Sharrows’ aim to help cars and bikes share roads” by Linda Baker in Portland, Oregon Christian Science Monitor (Boston, Massachusetts) Aug. 31, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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