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Bicycling in Denver

Denver is committed to creating a bicycling network where every household is within a quarter mile (2-minute bike ride) of a comfortable and low-stress bicycle facility. In order to achieve this multi-modal transportation goal, Public Works is continually making improvements to bicycling infrastructure in Denver. This work includes installing bike parking, bike lanes, signage and bicycle detection.

News & Updates

In September 2017, Denver Public Works installed its 8th protected bikeway on the Denver Union Station side of Wynkoop Street from 16th to 18th Streets. This includes a new loading/parking and bike lane configuration on Wynkoop Street, with the bike lane on the Denver Union Station side moving to the far right, next to the curb. Read more

graphic showing new road configuration, with bike lane between raised curb and sidewalk

logo: Vision ZeroIn October, the City and County of Denver is launching the Denver Vision Zero Action Plan, aimed at eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries on Denver’s roadways by 2030 through a specific set of tactical actions and increased cross-departmental coordination.

Read more about our approach at


marked protected bike lane with Colorado Capitol building in the backgroundDenver Public Works has installed improvements to downtown bike facilities to create two new protected lanes, on 14th Street from Market to Colfax and on 14th Avenue from Cherry Creek Trail at Speer to Civic Center Park. 

In September 2015, Denver Public Works launched the Denver Moves Broadway study to explore options for making Broadway/Lincoln a safer and more vibrant place for all travelers between Colfax and I-25. 

Denver Moves Broadway Lincoln Corridor Study logo

The City collaborated with businesses and community members to develop recommendations for Broadway and Lincoln. Learn more about the next phase of the study and find opportunities to get involved at

As part of the Denver Moves Program, the City and County of Denver is developing new bicycle facilities along Syracuse Street between 8th Ave and 26th Ave and we want your help. 

Learn more about the study area and planned improvements

The Denver Bike Map has been updated for 2017 — including our most recent projects and those currently underway, as well as helpful tips for using enhanced bikeways, taking your bike on transit, and staying safe on our streets and trails. 

The online map is now available; printed copies will be available for free at Denver recreation centers, city council offices, and bike shops. Get a bike map today and get riding!

Report a Problem

Let us know about damage or debris on the street, ice on paths or trails, or broken or missing signs and signals. Report hazardous conditions and problems online, or via mobile app 24/7, to get help with city services.

Or Contact 311 By Phone

Within Denver: Dial 3-1-1
Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479


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