Denver: Some long-time Detroit Street residents upset about proposed bike lane (War on Cars Watch)

As Denver makes way for more cars, bicycles, and pedestrians, city planners are considering some changes to the Congress Park area.

A proposal under the East Central Area Plan would add a high-comfort bike lane to Detroit Street between 6th and 17th Avenue. It’s one about seven streets in that part of the city that could see a new bike lane added.

The idea of change has caused concern among some people who live along Detroit Street. Richard Lontine Chavez has been living in the same house on Detroit since 1964 and says he doesn’t see the need for a bike lane.

“I see people riding their bikes here all the time and I’ve never thought that it’s a problem,” Chavez said.