There is a significant amount of bicycle traffic on both 6th Street and Deakin Avenue, so bikes were an important consideration during the development of the design concepts. The road narrowing results in 12-foot wide drive lanes on both 6th Street and Deakin Avenue, not enough width to include designated bicycle lanes. The steam tunnel located on the south side of 6th Street makes it impractical to widen the street enough to include a bike lane at that location. Additionally, there are no existing bike lanes to connect to on either 6th Street or Deakin Avenue. Growing in popularity and effectiveness in cities across the United States is the concept of shared lanes, or "sharrow
". A marking in the center of the drive lane will indicate that 6th Street and Deakin Avenue are shared lanes, and that bicycles may occupy the entire drive lane.