Boulder begins scaling back controversial bike lane project


Boulder’s right-sizing program has come under fire from residents.

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BOULDER, Colo. — A controversial bike lane project is being scaled back in Boulder. Crews overnight Wednesday began removing barriers designed to separate bicycles and cars.

The experiment called “right sizing” has many in Boulder calling it wrong.

The project began in the middle of summer when four lanes for cars were cut down to two with the remaining space given to bicyclists. The idea was to make it safer and get more people using bikes.

But the program has caused traffic delays and backups, and has upset drivers.

The city council received thousands of emails and phone calls from people and business owners who say the idea has been a waste and they want the city to do away with it.

The city has already backed plans to expand the right-sizing project to other streets. The council is set to discuss the future of the project at its meeting at the end of the month.

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