Denver posts mixed rankings for parks and biking
Denver is getting mixed reviews when it comes to two of our favorite things: biking and parks.
What's new: The city ranks as one of the best — No. 3 — for bikers in the U.S., according to a WalletHub report analyzing infrastructure, hills, destinations, road connectivity and the number of bike commuters.
- Yes, but: Another recent ranking doesn't list Denver as a bike city, instead giving Boulder and Fort Collins the edge.
What's more: Denver once again landed at No. 18 on the Trust for Public Land's new rankings for parks released Wednesday.
- Aurora placed 33rd and Colorado Springs 58th, both declines from a year ago.
The latest: Bicyclists in Colorado may now treat stop signs as yield signs and stop lights as stop signs when they already have the right of way under a new law Gov. Jared Polis signed last month.
- Other states that have adopted similar policies, such as Idaho and Delaware, have shown it reduces crashes between bikers and drivers, according to advocacy group Bicycle Colorado.
- The measure "allows bicyclists, pedestrians, scooters, [and] skateboarders ... to make Safety Stops at intersections, putting into law what is already the safest thing to do," Polis said at the April 13 bill signing ceremony.
Yes, but: The city still has room for growth as it looks to technology to make streets safer.
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