New ‘share the road’ signage coming to Downtown Rock Hill

Posted March 20, 2014 7:31 pm | Filed under Downtown Renewal, Featured, Local News

bike_sharrow_2Andrew Kiel |
This week, city crews have been installing new bike-friendly signage along Oakland and Charlotte Avenues.

“Sharrows” as they are called — share arrows — are going up along Oakland Avenue between Winthrop University and Downtown Rock Hill, while new bike lanes are slated to be installed along portions of Charlotte Avenue in the weeks ahead.

The bike-friendly signage comes as a product of the College Town Action Plan, a joint effort between the City of Rock Hill, Winthrop University and the business community.

Bill Meyer, Planning and Development director for the City of Rock Hill, said the plan identified additional facilities, routes and signage as a way to link the city’s downtown corridor with Winthrop University.

Additional streets slated for signage include Stewart Avenue and the Knowledge Park corridor after construction along White Street is finished.

“We’re not designating any specific lanes for bicycles,” Meyer said, “It’s saying when bicycles are present they have the same right to be there as automobiles.”