Ever since installing sharrows in 2009, there has been a significant reduction of bicycle accidents in this area of Long Beach from a high of 43 in 2009 to 12 in 2012. According to Long Beach City’s Bicycle Coordinator, Alan Crawford, “We really wanted to go in and see what the data showed us,” Crawford said. “Having six full years has given us confidence that the sharrows are working as intended.”
While correlation does not necessarily prove causality, it sure seems to be one heck of a coincidence. See full story here
Again, Sharrows do not change any rules of the road, but allow bike riders and automobile drivers alike to better share the road together.