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Image: Sharrows: A city initiative to remind drivers to share the road with cyclists through the use of arrows
Location: Meadowlands Drive, Ottawa, Canada
Date of photo: July 18, 2014
Photographer: Kristen Gagnon

According to the City, “The City of Ottawa is introducing sharrows on several of our busiest streets. The purpose of a sharrow –road markings showing a bicycle with two chevrons – is to remind residents to share the road when driving or cycling in Ottawa. Sharrow locations will include Lyon Street, Arlington Avenue, St. Patrick Street and Wellington Street.”