New sharrows on Ellsworth

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joeframbach
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Careful, these new sharrows are more slippery than any I’ve ever encountered. Yesterday I went for a ride. The ground wasn’t wet or anything, but as I braked over the sharrow paint, I slid. Holy crap. Be careful out there, guys.


StuInMcCandless
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I wonder if they used the same sort of stuff they redid the stripes at McKnight and Perrymont. They can be like crossing ice.

Aren’t there standards for stuff like this? If not standards, at least a Best Practices document of some sort?


Pierce
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If I recall correctly, in other areas they’ve first applied the design, which is flat and slippery and looks kind of burnt and then later they come back with something that’s kind of bumpy and spongy


stefb
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I never ride on thermoplastic things and avoid riding on any road markings in a line because they have the potential to be slippery.


Anonymous
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Good looking out. I haven’t had to brake on them, but it didn’t cross my mind that they’d be as slick other road markings. To Pierce’s point, they transitioned the marking from the “burnt” phase to the “bumpy” phase just this past week. Maybe they need wearing in?

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