Bicyclists Initiate Plunger Protest
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.