A chance for Denver's Bike Planner to show that she can actually do something: Can she get another city agency that plans to block a major bike route to provide a safe and direct detour? We'll see.
I'm betting on cupcake and hoping I'm wrong.
City Park Construction Will Block Major Bike Route
It will only take one line and 5 minutes . . . . and it will help us all.
During museum construction, City Park is blocking off the park road that connects East HS, Steele, and Harrison with Montview and Monview's bike lanes. This will cut bike access to and from East High School as well as access from the south and west to Odyssey, Denver School of the Arts, Blessed Sacrament, Stapleton, and Fitzsimmons via the Montview bike lanes. It also will block one of the main commuter routes to [National Jewish,] south Denver and disrupt commutes east and west to and from downtown.
As of yesterday, though the fences blocking the road were going up, there was no plan for a bike detour. Today, there are more fences and still no bike detour plan.
Please send a short message to Britta Herwig, the City Park person, and Emily Snyder, Denver's bike planner asking what the plans for a detour are.
The message need not be more than a line. Just let them know that people care about bike routes.
Here's a museum person that might be worth adding as a cc:
I've mentioned City Park's wonderful bike planning before:
Denver's Heart-Stopping Bike Planning and Denver Detours Cyclists.