Here’s an “Innovative” Safety Idea for CDOT: More Protected Bike Lanes
A few days ago, Colorado DOT sent out this tweet asking for ideas to make cycling safer:
Are you a cyclist? Then you know how dangerous riding can be. Win $ for innovative ideas that keep cyclists safe. https://t.co/h4Pw4Xbj58
— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) January 25, 2017
CDOT uses the word “innovative” a lot. That’s how it describes RoadX, a $20 million initiative to ready Colorado highways for autonomous and connected vehicles using private-public partnerships. Very high-tech. Maybe one day there will be a payoff.
So when CDOT called for “innovative ideas to keep cyclists safe” — with $500,000 available for the winning proposal — inspiration struck Streetsblog reader Jody Robins.
This new CDOT grant also goes under the RoadX brand, but Robins’ suggestion is decidedly low-tech:
— Jody Robins (@jodycrobins) January 26, 2017
“We don’t need innovation — the solution exists and is obvious,” Robins wrote. “It only needs support and funding.”