Bicycling in Denver

With bicycling increasing in Denver, Public Works is always making improvements to bicycling infrastructure, such as bike lanes, sharrows, and now the 15th Street Bikeway. For more details on our latest progress, visit our infrastructure projects page.

The newest bike lanes to the growing bicycle infrastructure system include Globeville, Park Hill, and LoHi. These include:
 - W 1st Ave between Sheridan and Knox Ct (buffered bike lane)
 - MLK Blvd between Quebec St and Central Park Blvd (buffered bike lane)
 - 26th Ave between Colorado Blvd and Quebec St 
 - E 47th Ave between Lincoln and Washington Streets

Announcements and Detours

The following community meetings and outreach opportunities are schedules for various projects within the bicycle program. 

In 2015, Denver Public Works will be installing a Neighborhood Bikeway (NBW, formerly known as Bike Boulevard) on Knox Ct from Alameda/Morrison to Kentucky St, and will be designing three NBWs. Learn more here.
On February 11, 2015, Denver Public Works submitted a Bicycle Friendly Community renewal application on behalf of the Denver bicycling community. View the final application, additional submittals, and sign up to be a local reviewer of Denver's application in the Get Involved section of our website.
The City & County of Denver is constantly working to improve the over 100 miles of trails in the parks system. When doing improvements there may be temporary detours due to construction. We are committed to providing the safest detours available for the shortest amount of time necessary in order to minimize impacts to users. For additional information related to current or planned trails detours, please refer to the project list HERE.

Denver Public Works just installed the first bicycle dedicated signage indicating distance, direction and destinations along the D-10 bike route. The signage helps people arrive at their destinations on bike, indicating where the locations are located and how far. Learn more on our projects page.

The South Pearl Street Merchants Association, the Office of Councilman Chris Nevitt, and Denver Public Works (DPW) are celebrating installation of the city’s first on-street public bike corrals, which replace a single parking spot with space for up to 12 bikes to park. The corrals in front of Black Pearl Restaurant at 1529 South Pearl Street and Stella’s Coffee at 1476 South Pearl Street were installed by the South Pearl Street Merchants Association through a permit provided by DPW. The bike parking is available anytime --day or night – at no charge. DPW will use the South Pearl Street bike corrals as a pilot program to explore the viability of on-street bike parking citywide.

Report a Problem

Report Problems Like:
  • Potholes/Sinkholes
  • Ice on paths or trails
  • Debris on the street

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