Bombshell: Denver B-cycle will shut down on Jan. 30. The city will also shake up its scooter program in a radical reorganization, creating a months-long gap in service that could add more cars to the city’s already congested streets.
The city presented a new design for a protected bike lane that prompted a group of opponents to storm out of the meeting in a huff without even commenting on the proposal for South Marion Street Parkway.
Streetsblog discovered an appalling lack of oversight and unexplained delays in the way crosswalks and bike lanes are replaced after utility work and road construction wipe them out — a dereliction that puts pedestrians and people on bikes at risk of injury and death.
The city installed new bus-only lanes on 15th Street Downtown last night. The move is expected to accelerate buses up to 42 percent. And if buses become faster and more reliable, people may start to ditch cars in favor of buses.