DENVER (CBS4) – A cyclist is dead after being hit by a car on South Marion Parkway in Denver. The woman was riding on the parkway at Bayaud Avenue at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Police cited the driver on a charge of careless driving resulting in death.
Last month, residents along the parkway said they were starting a petition opposing changes the city believed would make bike lanes there safer.
As part of the Elevate Denver Bond Program — which voters approved in 2017 to enhance roads, parks, sidewalks, public-owned buildings and more — the city is using $18 million toward the design and construction of 50 miles of bikeways citywide.
The current bike lanes along South Marion Street Parkway, according to Denver Public Works, are among those identified that could benefit from some becoming a “high comfort” bikeway.