Sharrows, Lanes and Velowebs

Sharrows
Shared lane pavement markings, or sharrows, are bicycle symbols carefully placed to guide bicyclists to the best place to ride on the road, avoid car doors, and remind drivers to share the road with cyclists. Unlike bicycle lanes, sharrows do not designate a particular part of the street for the exclusive use of bicyclists. They are simply a marking to guide bicyclists to the best place to ride and help motorists expect to see and share the lane with bicyclists.

Tips for Motorists
  • Expect to see bicyclists on the street.
  • Follow the rules of the road as if there were no sharrows.
  • Remember to give bicyclists three feet of space when passing.
Bicycling Sharrow icon
Tips for Bicyclists
  • Follow the rules of the road as if there were no sharrows.
  • Remember not to ride too close to parked cars.
  • Use the sharrow to guide where you ride within the lane.
Sharrow Locations in Irving
  • Sharrow markings can be found off of Sixth Street between MacArthur Boulevard and Hastings. View on Google Maps.
Bike Lanes
Bike lanes are generally defined as "a portion of the roadway which has been designated by striping, signing and pavement marking for the preferential or exclusive use by bicyclists." Bicycle lanes make the movements of both motorists and bicyclists more predictable and as with other bicycle facilities there are advantages to all road users in striping them on the roadway.

Bike Lanes Locations in Irving
  • Northgate Drive Bike Lane
    East and westbound Northgate Drive between Rochelle and Carl roads. View on Google Maps.

Regional Veloweb
The Regional Veloweb is a network of existing and planned off-street shared-use paths (trails) designed for use by bicyclists, pedestrians and other non-motorized forms of alternative transportation in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area. The network of shared-use paths serves as a system of off-road transportation facilities for bicyclists and other users to extend and complement the region’s roadway and passenger rail transit network.

The regional transportation network has approximately 320 miles of exiting paths, and it’s expected to reach 1,728 miles by 2035. The Regional Veloweb is planned for 12 counties and over 115 cities in North Texas. It’s the “interstate” for bicyclists and pedestrians.


March 17, 2015: Preview the newest attraction for walkers and cyclists. The southern section of the Campión Trail will connect with Grand Prairie's Lone Star Trail by this summer. A Dallas County grant is funding the project.