“Those using those streets, like Denver Health Dr. David Mintzer who bikes to work on 11th Avenue say it made all the difference.
“Back in March and April at kind of the height of the pandemic I was working COVID ward almost every day, and I can honestly say biking without having to worry about cars was probably the only stress-free part of the day for me,” he said.
Across the city streets surrounding popular parks were closed or had limited vehicle access. Giving pedestrians safe social distancing space and reducing the number of peopled on narrow sidewalks.
“We think there’s just a ton of benefit to be had beyond COVID and beyond the pandemic, people are just enjoying these streets so much,” Mintzer said.”
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Morfitt, Karen. Channel 4 News 25 August 2020.