#StreetFail: Truck Parks in 15th St. Protected Bike Lane Next to Public Works

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Yesterday we brought you a #StreetFail from the raised bike lane right in front of City Hall, Mayor Michael Hancock’s office. In a fitting sequel, a reader sends this shot from the 15th Street protected bike lane, where a semi set up shop next to the Wellington Webb Building, home of Denver Public Works.

The symbolism again runs deep. The bike lane on 15th is supposed to be one of DPW’s flagship bike projects. Since it debuted, however, poorly thought-out construction detours, fading paint, and the steadily dwindling supply of plastic bollards separating the lane from car traffic have made it a nerve-wracking ride.

DPW is responsible for maintaining this bike lane and, along with the police department, for keeping bike lanes clear of motor vehicles. The agency plans to test better barriers this year, and the improvements clearly can’t come soon enough.

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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