Whenever I see a pictogram my first response is to wish the pictogram user had employed words. Hieroglyphics don’t speak to me.
So what does this new pictogram in the middle of Water Street mean? It is about 75 yards east of the transit center. Does this mean there is a Corporal on a bicycle nearby? That this is where the motorized vehicles flatten bicycles?
My guess? Bikes are supposed to use the middle of the travel lane. But, it is only a guess. (NOTE! It is a sharrow)
The answer might be found in the pages of
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or MUTCD defines the standards used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public traffic. The MUTCD is published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 655, Subpart F.The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), which has been administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) since 1971, is a compilation of national standards for all traffic control devices, including road markings, highway signs, and traffic signals. It is updated periodically to accommodate the nation’s changing transportation needs and address new safety technologies, traffic control tools and traffic management techniques.