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Advocates protest for safer streets at Denver Skate Park

The call for action comes after the recent deaths of three bicyclists in traffic accidents.

DENVER — After three recent incidents in the metro area where bicyclists lost their lives in the span of a week, the Denver Bicycle Lobby hosted a protest Sunday to honor those lives lost and demand change. 

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The protest started at 2:30 p.m. at the Denver Skate Park. Those involved rode bikes, scooters or "anything that rolls" to the Denver City and County Building.

At the Denver City and County Building people performed a "die in" where they lay on the ground, symbolizing dead bodies. 

Denver Bicycle Lobby is a group of people in the community who are dedicated to making Denver a better bicycling city, said their Facebook page.

On May 14, Colorado State Patrol (CSP) said a 12-year-old boy on a bicycle was struck by an SUV outside a crosswalk while crossing West Ken Caryl Avenue near West Chatfield Avenue in Jefferson County and died. The driver was not cited, according to CSP.

On May 16, a woman riding a bicycle on West Alameda Parkway in Lakewood was hit by a car that drifted into the bike lane, according to Lakewood Police, and died. That driver is facing vehicular homicide and DUI charges, police said.

On May 20, a cyclist was struck and killed on South Boulder Road near Foothills Parkway after riding into traffic, according to Boulder Police.

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