Denver Director of Transportation and Mobility Crissy Fanganello promised "immediate" fixes to some of the city's most dangerous intersections earlier this month, and Denver Public Works has delivered on East Colfax Avenue where it meets Park Avenue and Franklin Street to form a deadly five-legged intersection.
After Denver Public Works installed the Arapahoe and Lawrence Street bike lanes in 2015, people who used them felt safer, and a lot more people biked on the streets. That's according to early results from a Denver Public Works study documenting the effects of the city's first parking-protected bikeways [PDF].
Denver Public Works wants to stripe a bike lane on West 23rd Avenue where it intersects one of the city's deadliest streets, Federal Boulevard. But when it comes to protecting humans riding bikes in Denver, there's always the risk that car storage — or the fear of any space getting dedicated to bikes at all — will take precedence.