The irony of the biker safety bill in the legislature is that Boulder County voters have repeatedly approved road funding to widen county roads and add bike lanes (e.g., Cherryvale Road south of Baseline) at a cost of tens of millions of dollars. Three additional feet of space was added in each direction. Yet whenever I travel Cherryvale I repeatedly see bikers using the white stripe (that marks the shoulder of the old width) as a kind of “guide for their ride”. After all
that cash poured into making the road safer for them, they’re riding just as close to the traffic as before! Do we now have to paint green
stripes down the middle of these new bike lanes in order to keep them
aligned within their lane? And if they’re in a pack, single file just won’t do, so they cluster side by side and spill over into the car portion of the roadway. Why do we continue to wast tax dollars expanding roadways to accommodate bikers if they won’t use the bike lanes anyway?!