Have Sharrows been FHWA approved in "the manual"?
I'm from a densely populated inner ring suburb of Cleveland and got two calls today to attend a meeting with respect to one of our "minor arterials." Not a 35MPH ODOT street but a pretty heavily traveled city street nonetheless. Apparently city officials are discussing re-marking this particular road, which is busy with motorists, parked cars, and cyclists.
Generally I'm favorable to sharrows as segregated lanes will not be a reality on this route but the past administration didn't want to hear about sharrows because they weren't formally included in the MUTCD.
My understanding from past reading was this was supposed to be the year. But I've not read that such has been the case. Searched this forum and not found the answer, so I am asking......
Has the "sharrow" marking been approved for general use by the FHWA and not just as experimental?