Say hello to the Things in the Bike Lane Campaign
Together with BikeDenver, we’ve launched the Things in the Bike Lane campaign in the City of Denver. The campaign aims to raise public awareness about the regular misuse of bike lanes in the city. Through a crowd-sourced heat map, particular problem spots will be revealed around the city, allowing the City of Denver and Denver Public Works to better understand, monitor and address these issues.
Through the end of the calendar year, we will collect valuable information about problem spots around the city using the power of crowd-sourcing, with the ultimate goal of allowing the City of Denver and Denver Public Works to better understand, monitor and address these issues.
The Things in the Bike Lane campaign seeks to create a favorable climate for policy changes that support better education and enforcement of bike lane violations. Why? Because things in the bike lane are odd, interesting, inconvenient and sometimes downright unsafe–when bike lanes are blocked, bicyclists are pushed into traffic, causing confusion and chaos that puts lives in danger. Documenting things in the bike lane in Denver, with information on date, time and location, creates a tangible, living document that the City of Denver can work to address that will keep all road users safer.