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A pedestrian crosses E. Mississippi Ave. at S. Columbine St. shortly after an in-street pedestrian sign was installed Aug. 23. Photo: Andy Bosselman

Eyes on the Street: City Installs in-Street Pedestrian Crossing Signs Near Wash Park

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The Department of Public Works installed in-street pedestrian signs in the crosswalks at two intersections in the Washington Park neighborhood this morning. The signs come three weeks after Mayor Michael Hancock promised to boost street safety at 24 locations around the city after drivers killed two bicyclists last month, adding to a fast-rising death rate that is on track to reach highest level in over a decade.
Hundreds of cyclists gathered at the site of Alexis Bounds death Aug. 1.

Hundreds of Bicyclists Ride, Remember and Party for Fallen Cyclists

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Hundreds of people on bikes gathered near the ballpark last night before riding in the rain to a candlelight vigil held where a driver hit and killed a bicyclist last week. The second cyclist death in as many weeks, the action was part memorial, part protest and also part of an annual celebration when bicyclists put on dresses and ride through the city.