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Is there a better slogan than “Share the Road”?
Dear Street Smarts, Q: I just wanted to say that I hate "Share the Road." This is a road sign that has confused drivers for too long. People seem to think it is a nice suggestion to share. It is not. It is a sign that states a fact. Bikes share the road. It does not mean that cars should share the road. It does not mean that cyclists should share the road. It is a simple fact that bikes will be on the road. Can't we just have a sign that say that -- BIKES IN ROAD WAY? Cheers, Erica Murphy, A Santa Cruz Cyclist A: "In my opinion, 'Bikes in Roadway' is just as unnecessary as 'Share the Road,'" said Cheryl Schmitt, bike coordinator for the for the city of Santa Cruz. "My preference is 'Bikes May Use Full Lane.' I think it gives much more explicit information about expected behavior."