Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sharrows on my street

Looks like the bicycle fairies paid a visit to my street. This morning, when I left on my work commute today with Betty, I noticed some magical new markings on the road.

On my street

So it's official. The powers that be in Salt Lake City say my street is "bike-friendly" and have stamped their bike-y approval right there on the road. But really, they didn't need to tell me that this street is good for bikes. I knew that already. Regardless, these sharrow or "shared lane" markings are nice to have anyway.

On the mark

BTW, don't you like my new ballet flats? They are from that Missoni for Target line. They are one of the few things I managed to score during that cray-cray debacle. I am surprised I got anything between target.com being out of commission all day and ebay trolls buying up all the inventory at my local store to resell for outrageous prices. Ugh! What is wrong with people?! Anyway, focus back on the flats, Kara. Pretty shoes...Pretty shoes...

16 comments:

Carolyn said...

Yay for sharrows! I'm hoping that one day our town will get some and people will be made more aware of sharing the road. Because all that they share now at times is their middle finger (and I could do without that...)

Jacey said...

Cool! It's official, then! And yes, I covet your shoes. Hmm, I'm guessing you have big feet like me. So, watch out when I come to visit next month! ;) I kid. I wouldn't steal your shoes.

ali said...

the ebay thing is making me mad too. Are the shoes comfy?

Erin said...

Ohhh! That is very exciting. And I love the shoes. If only someone who was shopping at Target that day picked me up a pair... :)

KnitPastis said...

Cute shoes and happy to hear that about your street!

Sigrid said...

seems you were ahead of the trend, as always...on both knowing the bicycle friendly street was there and that the shoes were meant for you (I spotted them instantly). yay for sharrows and shoes!

knitseashore said...

We envy your sharrows! The powers that be are trying to get them for us, but our DOT is...not in a hurry to get them for us. :( I also love those little markings in the road that allow cyclists to trip the lights just like a car, so you can make your left turns. (We don't have those either, but I think RI and MA do, luckyducks).

Your shoes are super, super cute. I'm glad you got them. Leah at Yarn Style did a post about that; she had a really frustrating time trying to get anything too.

Anna said...

Good news for your bike and you, the sharrows are great, it makes such a difference! In Germany every single city is bike friendly, it's great. LOVE your shoes!

Sue said...

What a nice surprise for you and the Betty Foy. We need some bike fairies to visit our neck of the woods. Ballet shoes hmm, sounds comfy for cycling. Love the colors too!

Lap Dog Knits said...

Funny...I noticed your new shoes before I saw anything else in the photos.
You have a wonderful location for riding, and just about anything else too!!

Velouria said...

I like the sharrows and I like the flats!

People are buying the Missoni line at Target and reselling it?? You've got to be kidding, how sad.

inspiredcyclist said...

Don't know which I like more, the Missoni flats or the bike friendly street symbols. Two great things to smile about!
Alas, I did not get one Missoni item. The flats are fabulous!

Adam and Bri said...

Love the flats! And it's most appropriate that your street is so friendly for you crazy (cute) bikers.

Dottie said...

What a wonderful surprise to greet you right outside your house!

Re: the flats - love! I so wanted a striped cardigan, but they sold out.

Jessica C--The Happy and Healthy Blog said...

Yay, sharrows! I'm seeing them all over now that I'm here in Portland! You'll have to come visit. And bring your shoes, they match the Missoni coffee mug and storage boxes I was able to score :)

knitseashore said...

Lucky girl, for both the sharrows and the flats! Did you see that Josie Maran is next for Target? I want to check it out, but kinda don't, after reading about your experiences.