Keep an eye out in the next few months for additional bike improvements along Cherry St. The city Department of Transportation will be addming dedicated bike lanes and “sharrows” on E. Cherry between 23rd & 12th Ave.
Yesler way will also be getting sharrows between 20th & 23rd Ave.
Wondering what the difference is between the two? Bike lanes are the double-striped, dedicated corridors between the main travel lanes and the parking strip. Sharrows are the bike logos and chevrons that note the travel lane is shared between vehicles and cyclists. Generally sharrows are placed on downhill grades or where there’s not enough room for a dedicated bike lane.
SDOT’s Rick Sheridan also tells me that the city has been making note of all the existing lane markers that deteriorated over the winter. Crews will be out repainting those as the weather improves over the next few months.