KUSA - There's an ongoing battle between drivers and cyclists: who belongs where on the road?
A new group in Boulder County is now trying to ease the tension between the two.
The group, consisting of law enforcement, cyclists and drivers, has been meeting for the past two months to develop a plan so everyone can share the road safely. Their plan consists of a few changes when it comes to driving and cycling on canyon roads in the county.
The plan specifically focuses on canyon roads because these were damaged in September 2013's floods.
The group says drivers and cyclists are having a difficult time navigating around one another on the new roads and the temporary roads because they're unfamiliar with the new routes.
To ease the tension between the two groups, they developed this plan:
- Add signage to the roads asking cyclists to ride in a single file in any canyon road.
- Put in temporary striping to let cyclists and drivers know when a shoulder is about to end.
- As crews are rebuilding new roads from the floods, the group wants to engineer the roads differently to better accommodate both cyclists and drivers.
- Develop a website - www.BoCoConeZones.com- for cyclists and drivers to know the current construction zones in the county.