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Bike ‘sharrows’ added on Fremont Ave.

Permanent painted “sharrow” markers have appeared on Fremont Avenue from the south end of Woodland Park Zoo to N. 42nd Street.

The sharrow symbol, a bicycle topped with two chevrons, is meant to signal motorists to share the road with cyclists. The markers usually go in at places where bikes are moving closer to the speed of vehicles (i.e., downhill) and where the road isn’t wide enough to accommodate a bike lane.

The Seattle Department of Transportation prepped the road for permanent markers in September.