I had never heard of sharrows until I read this article: http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0831/p14s02-ussc.html. What does everyone think of them?
I like the idea of having a visible aid to motorists that it's OK for cyclists to use the road. Many motorists don't know (or don't accept) what the law is. I do worry that once drivers become accustomed to sharrows they will think that roads without them are off-limit to cyclists.
Please don't turn this thread into a bike lane debate, we have enough of that already.