Boulder To Revert Bike Lane To Car Traffic After Outcry

September 30, 2015

The Boulder City Council has voted to reduce bike lane widths on some busy streets after the public complained of slower commutes.

The Daily Camera reports that four blocks of Folsom Street will transition back to four lanes just a few months after lanes were removed to widen bike lanes as part of the city's "right-sizing" pilot program.

Councilwoman Mary Young says the public vitriol as a result of the right-sizing was so severe, that insults were so harsh, it was hard to sleep at night.

Go Boulder Manager Kathleen Bracke says the average delay in the Folsom corridor after the lane was removed was just 76 seconds on the southbound side, but travel times were highly variable and some trips took much longer.

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