|Not the most obvious sign.|
|This one seems easier to interpret, at least for me: "Bikes, cars - share the road."|
The next sign, in Somerville, is much clearer than the first two. Granted, it has three screens to get its message across but it does educate drivers and cyclists in about five seconds. This is at the east end of the recently repaved Beacon Street and is part of a much larger project to improve the street for all users, including cyclists. That Somerville and the state spent money on the temporary pavement is recognition of how bad the street was, in particular for cyclists Somerville had already advised cyclists to take a signed detour, which I used a number of times and will likely use frequently during the full depth reconstructions. This is a video and you need to click on the image to start the video.
In short, It looks like Somerville's political leadership recognize that there are a large number of people, residents and neighbors like myself, who cycle on its roads and is doing a lot to make it easier and safer to ride bikes through the city.