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Rockies, city ask people to dismount scooters near Coors Field

A city spokesperson said there have been several near-misses with pedestrians headed to or from a baseball game.
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DENVER — The Colorado Rockies are reminding people not to ride scooters and bicycles on Blake Street between 20th and 22nd streets during games after several near-misses with pedestrians, according to Denver Public Works (DPW).

That's the area surrounding Coors Field, which is located at 2001 Blake St. downtown.

Nancy Kuhn, a spokesperson for DPW, said the city has had an agreement in place with the Rockies for 24 years that allows for the closure of Blake Street from 20th to 22nd streets and Market and Blake streets during baseball games.

The purpose, she said, is to protect people when pedestrian levels are high.

"Closing these two stretches to traffic on game days is nothing new, and in light of recent conflicts and near-misses involving pedestrians, the Rockies and the Denver Police Department (DPD) came together to step up education efforts around the need for people on bikes, scooters and skateboards to dismount," Kuhn said.

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Warren Miller, the Rockies' director of communications, said the rule goes into effect two hours ahead of the game, and that scooters and bikes are allowed again once the area clears.

DPD said while they are encouraging people to cooperate, they are not issuing tickets at this time.

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