Sep 12, 2017
DENVER — More comfortable, low stress bikeway enhancements are coming to Downtown Denver! This evening, Denver Public Works will begin installing its 8th protected bikeway on the Denver Union Station side of Wynkoop Street from 16th to 18th Streets. In addition to making travel along that stretch safer and more convenient for people, the protected bikeway will also better organize the street space in front of the station, which is shared with drivers who are picking up and dropping off passengers.
The bikeway enhancements will include raised, concrete curb protection on the Union Station side to prevent vehicles from parking in the bike lane, as well as new green striping along the whole stretch on the eastbound side, from 16th to 18th Streets, to better define the bike lane.
These bikeway improvements support Mayor Hancock’s Mobility Action Plan to provide people with more options to get around town in ways that meet their day to day needs.
When the work is complete, there will be a new 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. The image below shows how the new configuration will look:
While work is underway for the next few weeks, Denver Public Works suggests people use public transportation to access Denver Union Station. People on bikes should also be prepared to share the outermost travel lane with drivers and are encouraged to use alternate routes. Below is the anticipated construction schedule along Wynkoop Street, weather permitting:
Tuesday, September 12 to Tuesday, September 19
Striping operations will begin at 7:00pm tonight and continue for about a week; crews will work during the overnight hours. Work will require both the bike lane and parking lane to close.
Monday, September 18 to Tuesday, September 26
Passenger loading zones adjacent to Denver Union Station will close periodically from 8:30am to 3:30pm, as curb installation occurs. The bike lane on this side will also remain closed until the work is complete.
For more information on Denver’s bike program, please visit www.denvergov.org/bikeprogram.