Denver Moves: Enhanced Bikeways

Denver Public Works (DPW), in collaboration with the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP), is creating a plan for enhanced on-street bicycle facilities (e.g., cycletracks, protected or buffered lanes, signalized or marked intersections) in the downtown area and throughout Denver. This includes:
  • Developing a detailed plan for a network of enhanced on-street bicycle facilities in Downtown Denver, as well as identifying key corridors that link from adjacent neighborhoods to either downtown or off-street trails.
  • Establishing preliminary design standards for enhanced on-street bicycle facilities

Attend the October 7 Denver Moves public open house focusing on a citywide Enhanced Bikeways Plan (5:30 - 7:30pm at REI Denver Flagship Store, 1416 Platte St, Large Meeting Room).

The purpose of creating this plan is to enhance the city-wide bicycle network to be more attractive to cyclists of average ability (i.e., the 60% who identify themselves as “interested but concerned”), furthering the goals set forth in Denver Moves (2011). The recommended network of enhanced on-street bicycle facilities shall incorporate the Denver Moves plan (2011) and complement the existing Denver Moves bicycle facility network.

Public Involvement Plan

Summary of Public Outreach & Charette

Notes from Outreach

Denver Moves:
Making Bicycle and Multi-Use Connections in the Mile High City

Denver Moves is the next phase of making bicycle and mutli-use connections in the Mile High City. It is a physical and action-oriented plan that builds upon the Bicycle Master Plan Update, Denver Parks and Recreation Game Plan, Pedestrian Master Plan, and transit-oriented development (TOD) plans. 

Denver Moves focuses on integrating the off-street and on-street networks identified in these past planning efforts to create safe, comfortable corridors that link neighborhoods, parks, employment centers, business districts, transit hubs, and other destinations in all parts of Denver. It shows the recommended improvements for Denver's bicycle corridors, as well as a phasing plan for implementation.

Denver Moves Final Plan

Facility Map 

Phasing Map

Previous Bicycle Master Plans

This document is an update to the 1993 Denver Bicycle Master Plan (DBMP). The 2001 Update focused on:
-Grid Route System, 
-Downtown Bicycling,
 -Major Missing Links,
-Parks and Trails,
-Recreational Bicycling,
-Transit Access and Accommodations, and

Many of the recommendations of the 2001 Update have been implemented since the plan’s completion.

1993 Denver Bicycle Master Plan

The 1993 Denver Bicycle Master Plan sought to develop and implement a comprehensive bicycling program by developing a framework for a physical bicycle system as well as education, promotion, enforcement, public policy, and information distribution programs.
Earlier Efforts

The first Bicycle Master Plan prepared for the City and County of Denver was adopted in 1979 and updated in 1987.