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The Downtown Denver Partnership - a business organization that is focused on economic vitality, diversity and walkability in Downtown Denver - is spearheading a project to install a protected bike lane down Arapahoe Street in Denver. The partnership has already raised $120,000 for the project in donations from various public and private entities, and is seeking to raise the remaining $35,000 from an unlikely source: crowdfunding.
The bike lane, once installed, is planned to connect with other protected cycle tracks in Denver and will be completely maintained by the city. Similar efforts in crowdfunding for public projects have been initiated before in Memphis where the city raised money for a bike lane along Broad Avenue using crowdfunding and public grants.
You can read more about the protected bike lane project in Denver here.