Boulder Pumps The Brakes On Widening More Bike Lanes


Boulder won't move forward with a plan to widen four bike lanes after receiving hundreds of complaints about the first one, reports the Daily Camera. Rather than continue construction on the second planned lane, the city will wait for results on its evaluation of the first lane.

The plan was to take away one vehicle lane in four locations to make wider bike lanes. That way, previously hesitant cyclists could ride comfortably on the street. The city completed its "right-sized" bike lane on Folsom Street last week, reducing vehicle traffic to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane.

Then the emails started.

Evaluations of the first wider bike lane are due in August, according to the Daily Camera.