(Photo by Cliff Grassmick)

Bicyclists are tired of getting hit by cars. In an effort to expose the dangers they feel due to unsafe conditions, a plunger protest was initiated with over 100 plungers placed along the bike lane on 30th between Arapahoe Avenue and Baseline Road.

The plungers are meant to highlight the danger of an unprotected bike lane on a busy road. Bicyclists stated that cars often go over the speed limit to get to work and school, making the area dangerous for bicyclists.

Boulder Public Works says they hear the illegal protest loud and clear, but they are still working on funding to install protected bike lanes. The plungers have since been removed. This is one of several plunger protests that have occurred across the United States in the last few years in an effort to highlight the importance of protected bike lanes.

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.