Green Shared Lane Markings

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Green shared lane markings are similar to regular shared lane markings or “sharrows” but also include a solid green background. Like regular shared lanes, green shared lanes are used to mark a designated bike route. Placed toward the center of the travel lane, they encourage bicyclists to ride in a safe position outside of the door zone (where driver’s side doors of parked cars open).

Green shared lanes do not designate any part of the roadway as either being exclusive to motorists or exclusive to bicyclists. Rather, the green background highlights that the travel lane is shared and that motorists should expect to see bicyclists.

Green shared lanes are currently present on Bryant Ave S between W Lake and 40th Sts, and between W 49th and 50th Sts. They are also located on Hennepin Ave in downtown Minneapolis.

When you drive:

When you bike:

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Full Educational Packet (pdf)

Green Shared Lanes Handout (pdf)

Last updated Feb 1, 2012