Instead of changing how police park so their vehicles don't obstruct the bike lane and the sidewalk, a segment of the bike lane will lose its buffer from car traffic.
On Thursday, DOT announced plans to paint a bike lane on Classon Avenue, the northbound one-way street where a left-turning driver killed Lauren Davis as she rode her bike to work last April. As bicycle infrastructure goes, it's the bare minimum -- some stripes and stencils to designate space for biking, with no changes to moving lanes or parking. But that hasn't stopped a group of local officials from coming out against it.
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.