In early November, Denver’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure (DOTI) will begin installation on a new bikeway in your neighborhood on Garfield Street between Dakota Avenue and 17th Avenue to help make bicycling a safe and viable transportation option for people of all ages and abilities.
Bikeways provide dedicated space on the street for people on bikes, and the new street design will also help reduce potential conflicts between people in cars and people on bikes, with new traffic signals at intersections and re-configured striping. At six intersections, the new striping will include a lane just for cyclists to separate bikes and vehicles. Throughout the remainder of Garfield Street between Dakota and 17th, share the road symbols will be installed in order to improve safety for cyclists and motorists. DOTI anticipates the bike improvements will be ready for use in Fall 2022.
Please visit www.denvergov.org/bikeprogram for more information about the project and the construction schedule. If you have any additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What You Need To Know:
The number of vehicle travel lanes will not change with the installation of share the road symbols. The improvements will provide increased comfort of riding and better connections to the places you want to go, such as schools, parks, trails and transit.
Adding bike infrastructure is consistent with the city’s Denver Moves: Bikes plan, completed in 2011. DOTI is building out a citywide bicycle network so that every house is within ¼ mile of high ease-of-use facility.
There will be lane closures on Garfield from Dakota Avenue to 17th Avenue during working hours. Please follow the permanent and temporary parking signs. Consider other places for you and/or your customers to park while the street work is being done. For your safety, be aware of heavy equipment in the area and observe all traffic control signs and flaggers.
We are aware that there are several other projects in the area creating impacts to residents. We are coordinating with other project teams to minimize adverse impacts on the community.
At What Intersections Will Work Take Place?
- Garfield Street & 1st Avenue
- Garfield Street & 6th Avenue
- Garfield Street & Dakota Avenue
- Garfield Street & Alameda Avenue
- Garfield Street & Bayaud Avenue
- Garfield Street & 17th Avenue