Elevate Denver Backbone Projects

Projects Overview

Denver residents decided on a vision for the City’s complete bikeway network in 2011 (Denver Moves: Bicycles), and confirmed that vision in 2019 (Blueprint Denver). These plans outline where and what types of bikeways Denver should install to create a complete, connected, safe, and comfortable bikeway system in Denver.

The voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program allocated funding to design and construct nearly 50 miles of this bikeway network vision. These bikeways provide high comfort connections to key destinations throughout the city, and help us to realize the community’s vision for a healthier and more vibrant city.


Ongoing Project Details

E 12th Ave from Madison St to N Yosemite St

The City and County of Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure has been hard at work planning for the future of biking in our city. The E. 12th Avenue Neighborhood Bikeway project has progressed from the initial plan phase and into the design phase. As a last step before this project moves on to the final build phase, we are inviting community members, stakeholders, and impacted groups to provide feedback on the 60% design for this project.

The 12th Ave neighborhood bikeway project is currently progressing to final design. See below for a summary of public outreach to date. Construction timelines are to be determined at this time.


Open House #2 - May 25, 2021

A second virtual community meeting was held on May 25, 2021 to present bikeway concepts for E. 12th Ave between Madison Street and N Yosemite Street. A recording of the meeting can be seen by clicking the links below.


Open House #1 - March 23, 2021

A virtual community meeting for the E. 12th Ave Neighborhood Bikeway was held on March 23, 2021 and a recording of the meeting can be seen below:

Feasibility Study and Final Report(PDF, 3MB)

Project Specific Information

W Bates Ave from S Lamar St to S Raleigh St

Due to unprecedented construction costs nationwide, installation of this project has been delayed. DOTI is currently seeking additional funding for construction and updated timelines will be publicized as soon as more information is available.

As part of the West Denver Safer Streets project, W Bates Avenue between S Lamar Street and S Raleigh Street is proposed as a neighborhood bikeway.  West Denver Safe Streets will deliver bikeways on 7 West Denver corridors and will be installed through the DOTI Bicycle Program and the voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program.


Provide Feedback

If you would like to speak to a member of the project team directly, please send us an email at bikes@denvergov.org.


Open House #3 - December 2, 2021

A virtual open house for the Irving St and Bates Ave Bikeways was held December 2, 2021 and the meeting videos have been posted below.


Open House #2 - March 16, 2021

A virtual open house meeting for S Irving Street and W Bates Avenue Bikeways was held March 16, 2021 and a meeting video can be viewed below: 


Open House #1 - February 11, 2021

Clayton Street from 40th to 52nd Avenues

Project On Hold

Public Meeting: Wednesday, May 1

Swansea Rec Center

Presentation(PDF, 4MB) (English/español) 

S Irving St from W Kentucky to W Amherst Ave

Due to unprecedented construction costs nationwide, installation of this project has been delayed. DOTI is currently seeking additional funding for construction and updated timelines will be publicized as soon as more information is available.

As part of the West Denver Safer Streets project, S Irving Street between W Kentucky Avenue and W Amherst Avenue is proposed as a protected bike lane.  West Denver Safe Streets will deliver bikeways on 7 West Denver corridors and will be installed through the DOTI Bicycle Program and the voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program.


Provide Feedback

If you would like to speak to a member of the project team directly, please send us an email at bikes@denvergov.org.


Open House #3 - December 2, 2021

A virtual open house for the Irving St and Bates Ave Bikeways was held December 2, 2021 and the meeting videos have been posted below.


Open House #2 - March 16, 2021

A virtual open house meeting for S Irving Street and W Bates Avenue Bikeways was held March 16, 2021 and a meeting video can be viewed below: 


Open House #1 - February 11, 2021

S Jason St from W Virginia Ave to W Florida Ave

As a part of the West Denver Safer Streets project, a bike lane is recommended on S Jason Street between W Virginia Ave and W Louisiana Ave; on W Louisiana Ave between S Huron St and S Lipan St; on S Huron St between S Platte River Dr and W Louisiana Ave; and on S Lipan St between W Louisiana Ave and W Florida Ave.

These improvements will help improve safety for people walking and bicycling as they access Ruby Hill Park, the Platte River Trail, and the many businesses along these corridors. This project provides enhancements to the existing facilities on these streets, improves major street crossings, and retains more parking than the existing Platte River Trail detour route currently provides.


Open House #2 - March 24, 2021

A virtual open house for S Tejon Street, W Tennessee Avenue, W Virginia Avenue and S Lipan Street Bikeways was held March 24, 2021 and meeting videos have been posted below.


If you would like to speak to a member of the project team directly, please sign up for West Denver Safer Streets Office Hours time slot.

Open House #1 - February 11, 2021

N Kearney St from E Smith Rd to E Virginia Ave

Winter 2023 Update

The Kearney/Krameria neighborhood bikeway will fill a critical north/south gap in Denver's bike network. The project is funded by Elevate Bond and its construction will fulfill the City's obligation to fulfill this voter-approved project.

Extensive community outreach was completed in 2022. Based on feedback collected, DOTI has completed the design for the project and is currently scheduling construction. Construction will likely take place in 2024, but DOTI will provide another update when the construction schedule is confirmed.


Open House #3 - May 17, 2022 (Self-Guided Meeting)

A self-guided community meeting was released on held on May 17, 2022 to present the 60% design for Kearney and Krameria Streets between Smith Road in Park Hill to E. Virginia Avenue in Virginia Vale.  The  meeting video can be viewed below:


Krameria Street Traffic Diverter Meeting - March 24, 2022

A virtual community meeting was held on March 24th to discuss a proposed traffic diverter on Krameria Street at 17th Avenue Parkway as part of the Kearney/ Krameria Neighborhood Bikeway project. This traffic calming feature is proposed to improve the street for bicyclists and pedestrians by lowering the amount of through vehicle traffic on the street.

Denver Moves: Bicycles and Blueprint Denver recommended Kearney Street/Krameria Street to be a neighborhood bikeway. Neighborhood bikeways are designed to be shared streets between people biking and driving where speeds and traffic volumes are low. This traffic calming feature is installed to increase the visibility of people walking and biking, discourage speeding, and discourage non-local traffic. To achieve this on Kearney Street/Krameria Street, traffic diverters are planned for installation on Krameria Street at the 17th Avenue Parkway as part of the Community Transportation Networks neighborhood bikeway project.

Download the meeting flyer here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dlPfyjkZ8oVveVcBvvbVg83FLauEHTqW/view?usp=sharing


Community Meeting - July 15, 2021

Kearney Street Businesses between 22nd and 23rd Avenues. Back-in parking discussion.


Open House #2 - May 11, 2021

A second virtual community meeting was held on May 11, 2021 to present bikeway concepts for Kearney and Krameria Streets between Smith Road in Park Hill to E. Virginia Avenue in Virginia Vale.  The  meeting video can be viewed below:


Open House #1 - March 17, 2021

A virtual community meeting was held on March 17, 2021 to gather community input on a neighborhood bikeway concept for Kearney and Krameria Streets between Smith Road in Park Hill to E. Virginia Avenue in Virginia Vale.  A meeting video can be viewed below:

N Lincoln Street from E 51st to E 44th

Due to unprecedented construction costs nationwide, installation of this project has been delayed. DOTI is currently seeking additional funding for construction and updated timelines will be publicized as soon as more information is available.


Globeville Community Meeting in Argo Park (Lincoln Neighborhood Bikeway), April 28, 2022

At this community meeting we shared 60% designs for the Lincoln Street Neighborhood Bikeway from 44th to 51st Avenues.


Globeville Bike Mobility Projects (E 51st, E 45th, and N Lincoln St) – February 25, 2021 

At this virtual meeting we shared how you can provide input on three new opportunities to make it easier to travel by bicycle in the Globeville neighborhood.

Globeville Bike Mobility Projects (Lincoln, E 51st, E 45th) – April 29, 2021

At this open house we shared concept designs and timelines for improved bicycle and pedestrian travel in Globeville. 

S Tejon St from W Bayaud Ave to W Tennessee Ave

Due to unprecedented construction costs nationwide, installation of this project has been delayed. DOTI is currently seeking additional funding for construction and updated timelines will be publicized as soon as more information is available.

As part of the West Denver Safer Streets project, S Tejon Street between W Bayaud Avenue and W Tennessee Avenue is proposed as a protected bike lane.  West Denver Safe Streets will deliver bikeways on 7 West Denver corridors and will be installed through the DOTI Bicycle Program and the voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program.


Provide Feedback

If you would like to speak to a member of the project team directly, please send us an email at bikes@denvergov.org.


Open House #3 - November 17, 2021

A virtual open house for S Tejon St, W Tennessee Ave, and West Virginia Ave Bikeways was held November 17, 2021 and the meeting videos have been posted below.


Open House #2 - March 24, 2021

A virtual open house for S Tejon Street, W Tennessee Avenue, W Virginia Avenue and S Lipan Street Bikeways was held March 24, 2021 and meeting videos have been posted below.


Open House #1 - February 11, 2021

W Tennessee Ave from S Vallejo St to S Lipan St

Due to unprecedented construction costs nationwide, installation of this project has been delayed. DOTI is currently seeking additional funding for construction and updated timelines will be publicized as soon as more information is available.

As part of the West Denver Safer Streets project, W Tennessee Avenue between S Vallejo Street and S Lipan Street is proposed as a neighborhood bikeway.  West Denver Safe Streets will deliver bikeways on 7 West Denver corridors and will be installed through the DOTI Bicycle Program and the voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program.


Provide Feedback

If you would like to speak to a member of the project team directly, please send us an email at bikes@denvergov.org.


Open House #3 - November 17, 2021

A virtual open house for S Tejon St, W Tennessee Ave, and West Virginia Ave Bikeways was held November 17, 2021 and the meeting videos have been posted below.


Open House #2 - March 24, 2021

A virtual open house for S Tejon Street, W Tennessee Avenue, W Virginia Avenue and S Lipan Street Bikeways was held March 24, 2021 and meeting videos have been posted below.


Open House #1 - February 11, 2021

N Tennyson St (W 17th Ave to W 7th Ave), W 7th Ave (N Tennyson St to N Perry St), N Perry St (W 7th Ave to N Bayaud Ave)

Due to unprecedented construction costs nationwide, installation of this project has been delayed. DOTI is currently seeking additional funding for construction and updated timelines will be publicized as soon as more information is available.

As part of the West Denver Safer Streets project, a neighborhood bikeway is proposed on N Tennyson St between W 17th Avenue and W 7th Ave, and will connect to N Perry St via W 7th. The bikeway will continue south on Perry Street from 7th Ave to Bayaud St as a protected bike lane. West Denver Safe Streets will deliver bikeways on 7 West Denver corridors and will be installed through the DOTI Bicycle Program and the voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program.


Provide Feedback

If you would like to speak to a member of the project team directly, please send us an email at bikes@denvergov.org


Open House #3 - November 16, 2021

A virtual open house for N Tennyson St, W 7th Avenue, and N Perry Street Bikeways was held November 16, 2021 and the meeting videos have been posted below.


Open House #2 - March 25, 2021

A virtual open house for N Tennyson Street, W 7th Avenue and N Perry Street Bikeways was held March 25, 2021 and meeting videos have been posted below.


Open House #1 - February 11, 2021

W Virginia Ave from S Knox Ct to South Platte River Trail

Due to unprecedented construction costs nationwide, installation of this project has been delayed. DOTI is currently seeking additional funding for construction and updated timelines will be publicized as soon as more information is available.

As part of the West Denver Safer Streets project, W Virginia Avenue between S Knox Court and S Platte River Trail is proposed as a neighborhood bikeway.  West Denver Safe Streets will deliver bikeways on 7 West Denver corridors and will be installed through the DOTI Bicycle Program and the voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program.


Provide Feedback

If you would like to speak to a member of the project team directly, please send us an email at bikes@denvergov.org.


Open House #3 - November 17, 2021

A virtual open house for S Tejon St, W Tennessee Ave, and West Virginia Ave Bikeways was held November 17, 2021 and the meeting videos have been posted below.


Open House #2 - March 24, 2021

A virtual open house for S Tejon Street, W Tennessee Avenue, W Virginia Avenue and S Lipan Street Bikeways was held March 24, 2021 and meeting videos have been posted below.


Open House #1 - February 11, 2021