Boulder’s first, brand new, protected bike lane is under attack.
I personally ride this lane almost every day on my way to work. Today I walked so I stopped to take a photo. As I pulled out my phone/camera I counted 14 cyclists and 6 cars.
This was at 8:45AM. I saw no traffic jams or people sitting in cars waiting for lights - all complaints that are being lodged at the city for this bike lane.
I’m a Boulder native. I grew up here and have lived here my entire life. The fact that so many drivers are up in arms about a protected bike lane in our supposedly bike friendly city makes me very sad.
If you live in Boulder and think the protected lane should stay, please speak up.
You can learn more about the project here.
“The fact that so many drivers are up in arms about a protected bike lane in our supposedly bike friendly city makes me very sad.”
This is my exact sentiment, and the part that has surprised me the most. As a town, we used to not only call ourselves bike friendly, but proudly push forward and try things other cities (in the U.S.) weren’t willing to try. Now, it seems, we’re happy with the status quo.
The reality is: at worst we’re no longer bike friendly, at best, we have a lot of catchup to do with other cities that can also claim that title.