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Dear Ms. Kuhn,Am I missing something with respect to this recently implemented project? Was it really the
intention of the project to reduce traffic capacity by 25% during evening rush hour on one of Denver's busiest
commuter arteries (4 traffic lanes to 3)? The result has been horrendous. This is forcing much higher volume of
traffic on to surrounding streets/neighborhoods, not to mention horrible traffic flow on Broadway during the
evening commute. As a resident of one of these surrounding neighborhoods, this appears to be a poorly thought
out project. I hope to bring this up with the Mayor on one of his upcoming radio appearances. D. Skelly
I live in the West Wash Park area and commute in the evening down South Broadway. While I am a supporter of
bike lanes, and am an avid road biker, I am extremely troubled by the "experiment" involving the temporary
installation of a bike lane on South Broadway. Traffic congestion has become a pressing problem throughout the
Denver area, and the segment of South Broadway where the bike lane is being installed was, up until recently,
one of the few less congested roads able to handle large volumes of traffic. Since construction began, my
commute has increased from ten minutes to thirty minutes. I would like to think that congestion will improve on
South Broadway when construction of the bike lane is complete, but I fear it will likely become worse when cars
begin to parallel park in the left lane which will further limit the flow of traffic on South Broadway. Because traffic
has become so bad on South Broadway, I now have to commute through the South Baker neighborhood side
streets, which can barely handle the current traffic load, and am no longer willing to frequent the South
Broadway shops due to the extent of traffic congestions. If the City feels this bike lane is necessary, rather than
removing a traffic lane, consider utilize the existing bus lane as a joint bus/bike lane. Busses rarely utilize the lane,
and it seems a worthy experiment to determine whether busses can coexist with cyclists using a designated lane.
Alliteratively, consider a bike lane with limited hours that converts to a traffic lane during rush hour.

My name is Daniel Arnold, and a citizen who lives within your district. I live in the West Wash Park area and
commute in the evening down South Broadway. While I am a supporter of bike lanes, and am an avid road biker, I
am extremely troubled by the experiment involving the temporary installation of a bike lane on South
Broadway. Traffic congestion has become a pressing problem throughout the Denver area, and the segment of
South Broadway where the bike lane is being installed was, up until recently, one of the few less congested roads
able to handle large volumes of traffic. Since construction began, my commute has increased from ten minutes
to thirty minutes. I would like to think that congestion will improve on South Broadway when
construction of the bike lane is complete, but I fear it will likely become worse when cars begin to parallel park in
the left lane which will further limit the flow of traffic on South Broadway. Because traffic has become so bad on
South Broadway, I now have to commute through the Baker neighborhood side streets, which can barely handle
the current traffic load, and am no longer willing to frequent the South Broadway shops due to the extent of
traffic congestion.If the City feels this bike lane is necessary, rather than removing a traffic lane, consider utilizing
the existing bus lane as a joint bus/bike lane. Buses rarely utilize the lane, and it seems a worthy experiment to
determine whether buses can coexist with cyclists using a designated lane. Alliteratively, consider a bike lane with
limited hours that converts to a traffic lane during rush hour.Thank you for you consideration of my comment.

I live in the neighborhood (Bayaud/Sherman) and am very excited about this project and it's potential!
My first and lasting impression is that the gutter is part of the bike lane. Once the dangerous gutter is taken out,
the 2 way lane is too narrow. Having ridden similar lanes in the Eugene, OR area, these lanes can be very busy and
popular. The idea is good, but don't include the gutter. This idea would serve the section of the Cherry Creek path
at grade level with Speer next to the Denver Country Club better.
Thanks for the bike lane on Broadway! Please make it longer and connect it up with other protected bike lanes....
I got hit by a car earlier this month (not my fault, the driver sped off and left the scene), and I really appreciate
having a row of parked cars between me and traffic. Thank you, please do more!

I am a medical interpreter and often meet clients at Concentra on South Broadway. I've been a bicycle commuter
in Denver for over 45 years and getting around that area by bike has been a nightmare--there are no good
connections. The protected bike lane on Broadway will be a godsend.
Living on Bannock and Byers I think this bike lane is disruptive, unnecessary, and will only serve to increase traffic
in the already congested area of Broadway and Alameda. Not to mention the considerable decrease in parking
spaces for local businesses, one of the more marketable and accessible aspects of the lower Broadway area.It's
cool that Denver is biker friendly, but this is a poorly thought out means of doing this and obviously the idea of
people who don't live in the area.
How do I make sure this does not become permanent? I work at a business affected by the deletion of parking
space and it is a problem for our clients. This has already been bad for business and will only get worse.
As a nearby resident and user, I fully support the bike lane and future expansion. I also appreciate the Denver
Public Works efforts.
Please send info and event info
Please stop taking street lanes and turning them into bike lanes. Thousands of drivers shouldn't be punished so a
handful of people can have a bike lanes and continue to violate nearly every traffic law. This is hurting the city
and increasing pollution with additional idle times.
I LOVE THE BIKE LANE! Removing parking doesn't matter because people can get to the area by bike, or take a
bus. Definite boost, way to go!
1) riding this lane gives you a real sense of the potential for transforming this street into a more welcoming and
pleasant place for all users 2) we need to reduce speeds on Broadway - it is scary riding your bike toward traffic
moving so quickly. does anyone drive 30 mph? 3) we need to prohibit the creation of new curb cuts through the
bike lane and encourage property owners to use rear access and close off existing access on broadway. the bike
signals with left arrow turns for cars work great, but driveways cutting through the bike lane seem like a real
hazard and should be avoidable 4) obviously the bike lane needs to connect to other bikeways. hopefully this will
come. 5) a protected bike lane on broadway needs a much greater investment than lanes in other places. I really
think the bikeway should be elevated, maybe as an extension of the sidewalk but in colored concrete and with
small bollards or planters separating it from pedestrians on the sidewalk. this would allow the lane to be
separated from parking cars and traffic by a curb and planters. not only would this be far more attractive, but it
would also feel MUCH safer to bicyclists. I also think it would make more sense visually to drivers. the current
look is cluttered and confusing. Thanks for taking this first step! this sort of "protected" bike lane isn't a his is an
exciting step that shows
Love the bikeway and increased safety!
As a regular cyclist in the greater Denver area, as well as a motorist, I'm so happy the city is taking serious steps
toward addressing alternative transportation options. Protected cycling lanes encourage more bicyclists to ride
routinely; ask any potential cyclist why he or she doesn't ride regularly, and they'll cite dangerous streets.
Despite what motorists think of us, none of us are out to simply break the rules because of our 'cyclist attitude.'
The vast majority of us are just trying to stay alive. This is a big step toward the City of Denver showing it is
serious about improving the standard of living within city limits. I think it's important to remember that you're
likely to face a lot of backlash from motorists about this, because the lane probably slows down vehicle traffic.
But it's those slower speeds that help make the roads safer for ALL road users. I can't stress this enough: We need
to make our streets safe for everyone. Pedestrians, cyclists, motorists...right now, we sacrifice far too much of
our valuable urban space to cars. I say this as someone who drives regularly and hates sitting in traffic, but it
takes guts to change the paradigm...this is Denver's moment. I would also stress how important it is to design
smart intersections. Protected bike lanes are a big step in the right direction, but most collisions are going to take
place at intersections. It would behoove the city to look at European models -- particularly from places like
Utrecht in the Netherlands -- to determine how to allow cyclists to pass through intersections safely, especially at
peak driving times.

I love the new bike path! We are missing key North-South bike paths. I would love to see it extended up to Colfax
and beyond
Hello, I am very excited about the new bike lane, and I hope it will be made permanent and extended to
Colfax. I sincerely support your efforts and greatly appreciate the time and energy that has been put
into this important project. However, I think the choice of study area was not ideal. The densest
concentration of thriving businesses and pedestrian activity on Broadway is between Ellsworth and
Bayaud on the east side of the street. This is where lots of people end up biking on the sidewalk as they
head to patronize these establishments. I am concerned that the current bike lane study area will give
an inaccurate representation of how well-utilized a Broadway bike lane would be. If there were a lane
to Ellsworth, tons of people would use it to get to Broadway businesses. If the lane extended to Colfax,
tons of people would use it to commute downtown. A lane from Virginia to Bayaud, however, has much
less functionality due to their being fewer business and the unlikelihood of people using it to commute.
Even though I live in the neighborhood, patronize many Broadway establishments, and bicycle as my
primary mode of transportation, I have barely used the new lane as it doesn't go to the places on
Broadway where I am usually heading. I assume it's too late for this kind of change, but I think
extending the study area to Ellsworth would give a much more accurate representation of how well-
utilized the bike lane would be if made permanent. My fear is that the current lane won't get ample
use, and NIMBYists and motorists will use this as evidence that there should't be a bike lane. However,
there needs to be a bike lane, and this will immensely benefit local businesses, cyclists, pedestrians, and
neighborhood residents.Thank you again for all you have done to make this happen. I hope to be able
to show my support in every way possible. Please feel free to contact me by email or by phone atif
you want to discuss anything mentioned here further. Best, Eli Kaplan
The bike lane is great! And has been a long time coming! I have been hoping for many years that the city
would create a safe space for the many bikers along Broadway. I am impressed as both a biker and
frequent driver on South Broadway . I felt very secure in the bike lane--I love the bike signals and the
left turn arrows for Broadway. As a resident of West Wash Park, the bike lane will make a huge
difference in my commute and thus my daily life. I truly hope the lane is extended!
caller reporting bike lane project is causing too much traffic, finds it annoying, recommends timing for
traffic signals needs to be altered, worried that a study is not really being done, requesting contact from
public works if possible
I travel world wide on a fairly regular basis. It often strikes me how ill Informed we are in America when
it comes to Our travel infrastructure. There is no better example of that* than Denver allowing two way
Biking on Broadway. It was noted the the article by J. Patrick O'Leary in Life on Capital Hill in a quote by
Sam Lauer of Bike Denver "Motorist have never seen this before" Exactly! So that can only culminate in
one thing- A body count! This illustrates a total ignorance of common sense. D. Rambo Denver *in
competition for that honor is the law in CA allowing motorcycles to ride in between cars on
expressways.