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August 3, 2023

Media Contact
Andrew Barth, Transportation Communications, 303-441-1032

Alexandra Phillips, Bicycle Planner,

In remembrance of of Magnus White

Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the tragic loss of Magnus

Boulder County, Colo. - We at Boulder County join the community in grieving the tragic loss of Magnus White, who died while riding his bike on Saturday, July 29, after he was struck by a driver on CO 119 (the Diagonal Highway) north of Boulder.

In partnership with CDOT, the City of Boulder, and the City of Longmont, Boulder County has been working on plans for a separated bikeway on CO 119 that will connect Boulder and Longmont. Now funded and in final design, construction on this facility is scheduled to begin in 2024. There will be a public comment period on the final design before construction for the bikeway begins. Boulder County Transportation is always accepting suggested improvements to roadways in unincorporated Boulder County. The public can submit suggested improvements to sidewalk, multi-use paths, crosswalks, bike lanes or bikeable shoulders, changes to traffic signals or intersection improvements, or other improvements to make the roads safer.

Boulder County remains steadfast in our Vision Zero safety commitment to eliminate all serious injury and fatal traffic crashes, continuing to work with local, regional and state-wide agency partners, transportation advisory boards, bicycle advocacy groups, local school districts and law enforcement officials. A commitment to Vision Zero means that even one traffic fatality is too many.