#StreetFail: The Wynkoop Blockade

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Photo: Sam Lauer

There are a lot of parking spots downtown and way too many planned for the future. But these drivers apparently can’t find one, so why not squat in the bike lane on Wynkoop Street in front of Union Station?

Sure, they’re forcing people on bikes (not to mention other cars) into often chaotic traffic. But at least the drivers, or perhaps the passengers they’re picking up, won’t have to break a sweat by walking a block or two.

Luckily this #StreetFail might have a happy ending. Denver Public Works plans to redesign Wynkoop by April to prioritize people biking and walking, including bright green paint and posts to keep car traffic out of the bike lane. We’ll be sure to update you if this #StreetFail becomes a #SweetStreet.

Thanks to Sam Lauer for sending in this #StreetFail. Got a picture of something that’s making Denver’s streets better? Worse? Share it on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #SweetStreet or #StreetFail, and we may share it on the blog. You can email me as well.

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