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The City of Denver has more than 100 miles of multi-use trails, 130 miles of bike lanes, 39 miles of sharrows, and almost 400 miles of signed bike routes. The city's Bicycle Program, managed primarily by Public Works and Parks and Recreation, supports the city's multi-modal transportation goals with a growing network of innovative infrastructure throughout the city.

Streets and Bike Lanes

On-street bike facilities (bike lanes, sharrows, signed routes) are the responsibility of Denver Public Works.

Denver's bicycle program is in part focused on improving on-street facilities and creating connections between Denver's neighborhoods and destinations:

  • Separated facilities — portions of the roadway designated by striping, pavement markings and signage for the preferential or exclusive use of bicyclists
  • Protected facilities — roadways with features that physically divide bicycle traffic and vehicle or other traffic
  • Shared facilities — including Neighborhood Bikeways
  • Amenities — signage, signals and supplemental infrastructure to help all forms of traffic use the roadway safely

Trails and Paths

Off-street trails are built and maintained by Denver Parks and Recreation.


Annual Plans

Each year, the city plans for new studies and construction projects to continue improving options and amenities for bicycle travel in and around Denver. Denver Public Works follows a Complete Streets Policy, ensuring all plans, manuals, rules and regulations, and programs prioritize safe and convenient access for all users of the transportation network.

 

Map of planned bike projects in City and County of Denver for 2017

 
 

Get a Bike Map

bike map of Denver

Printed versions of the map are available for FREE at the following locations:

Mobile Maps

Google Maps has bicycle route data for the Denver area on web and mobile maps. Click the menu icon next to the search bar to turn on the "Bicycling” layer. Dedicated trails and bike paths are dark green, and roads with bike lanes or sharrows are shown as a brighter green. Paths with dashed lines are "bicycle-friendly" but may not have dedicated lanes.

 
Fall 2016 Updates

Current Studies

Denver Moves Broadway — In the second phase of this study, Denver Public Works is evaluating a two-way protected bikeway on South Broadway from Bayaud to Virigina to see how we can improve travel and safety along this corridor.

Denver Moves: Enhanced Bikeway Study — Denver Public Works is evaluating the parking-protected bikeways along Lawrence and Arapahoe streets, as well as related facilities and safety enhancements in the downtown area. Learn more »