The Newport Beach Bicycle Safety Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Central Library’s Friends Room.
The group’s online agenda states that the meeting will include discussion on how to go forward with a public outreach campaign for sharrows, as well as plans for the installation of sharrows on East Coast Highway through Corona del Mar.
Sharrows are road markings that alert bicyclists and motorists that bicyclists may share the road. The city added sharrow markings on Bayside Drive in October 2010, nearly a year after the topic was first discussed at a meeting of the Newport Beach Task Force on Cycling Safety, a group that led to the creation of the city Citizens Bicycle Safety Committee.
The Bicycle Safety Committee disagreed about East Coast Highway sharrows in 2011 but voted to recommend them to the City Council this summer. The Council voted 5-1 to add the sharrows symbols at a July 10 meeting; read our story here.
The committee’s agenda also includes an update from city staff about projects that are either planned or underway as well as a police department update about bicycle crashes and incidents.
The public may attend the meeting and make comments. The library is located at 1000 Avocado Ave. The committee’s next meeting will take place on Tuesday Sept. 4, a day later than usual because of the Labor Day holiday.