Sharrows:

Sharrows = “shared lane pavement markings.” The marking combines an image of a bicycle with a series of chevrons to indicate that motorists and cyclists are to share the travel lane. This marking is placed in the travel lane to indicate that a bicyclist may use the full lane. According to Lexington General Law, bicycles do not have to stay all the way to the right and can take the full lane to avoid car doors, debris, bad pavement, or other hazards. (Bicycles may even ride side-by-side when it doesn’t interfere with safe passing, especially when cars can safely move into another lane to pass.)

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Placemaking:

An approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces that capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well being.
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Rapid Bus Transit (RBT)

A transport system designed to improve capacity and reliability relative to a conventional bus system.Can include a roadway that is dedicated to buses only and gives priority to buses at intersections; alongside design features to reduce delays caused by passengers boarding or leaving buses, or purchasing fares. BRT aims to combine the capacity and speed of a metro with the flexibility, lower cost and simplicity of a bus system.

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