Boulder puts the brakes on protected bike lanes

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BOULDER, Colo. -- The city of Boulder is again shifting gears on bike lanes as it is planning to remove more of the two-wheel right-of-ways and return the lanes to vehicle traffic.

The protected bike lane on University Avenue will be coming out and a similar move in the fall caused controversy.

The city decided to remove some of the lanes of traffic on busy Folsom Boulevard and make new bike lanes.

Bicyclists loved it, but drivers protested. The bike lanes were removed and plans to expand the lanes were canceled.

The problem on University Avenue has been the city has had trouble keeping the lanes clear of snow and ice, bikers ride the wrong way in the lanes and car accidents have increased in the area.

The city council is set to get an update on the bike lanes and the transportation plan on Tuesday night.

There is no word on when the lanes on University Avenue will be removed.

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