make coincident lines distinct for symbolization?

Discussion created by desertsp on Nov 13, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 14, 2013 by Wayne_Whitley

I am struggling to symbolize coincident lines. See the attached drawing, where I've used different line weights to indicate the problem.

The lines represent divided roadways, however both sides of the road were drawn almost exactly on top of each other. If they???re not perfectly coincident, then they???re still close enough that the symbols ???clash???. 
I would like to ???shift??? one of the features sideways so the symbols are distinct. It doesn???t matter which line gets shifted or in which direction, but I would like for them to remain parallel. This issue is present for <100 features out of a set of 10,000+, and the data is changing frequently enough that it???s not feasible to manually adjust these.

Can anyone point me in the right direction so I can accomplish this, without resorting to different line weights? (what if the gr