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Bicycling in Denver

With bicycling activity increasing in Denver, Public Works is always making improvements to bicycling infrastructure, such as bike lanes, sharrows, and new types of facilities like the 15th Street Bikeway.

For more details on our latest progress, visit our infrastructure projects page.

Arapahoe & Lawrence Updates

Construction is now underway for the new parking-protected bikeways downtown on Arapahoe Street and Lawrence Street. We will provide regular updates on this project through the expected completion in November.

There may be closures to traffic lanes and bike lanes during installation; please drive and ride safely and follow any posted signage. All work is weather-dependent and subject to change.

Week of November 9 and November 16

  • Final striping, signage, and meter work continues on both Arapahoe & Lawrence Streets
  • Parking will be restricted in the construction zones. 

Read more about Denver's first parking-protected bikeways

Denver Moves Broadway

In September 2015, Denver Public Works will launch the Denver Moves Broadway study to determine the feasibility of putting a bike facility on the Broadway/Lincoln corridor. The study will look at existing conditions, gather community input and identify potential benefits, alternatives and tradeoffs to enhanced mobility options along the corridor.

Denver Moves Broadway Lincoln Corridor Study logo

Learn more about the project and find opportunities to get involved at

cyclist in bike lane on Denver street

Announcements and Detours

Denver's bicycle infrastructure system is growing fast!

Protected Bike Lanes

New parking-protected bikeways along Arapahoe and Lawrence will connect from 24th St to the Auraria campus. Installation of these downtown facilities began in October 2015; they feature right-hand lanes protected with both bollards and a row of parking to enhance safety, as well as bicycle-specific signals at Lawrence & Speer and Arapahoe at Broadway/Park Avenue West and 18th Street.

Learn more about Denver's first parking-protected bikeways

Neighborhood Bikeways

roadway illustration

In 2015, Denver Public Works will be installing a Neighborhood Bikeway (NBW, formerly known as Bike Boulevard) on Knox Ct from Alameda/Morrison to Kentucky St, and will be designing three NBWs. Learn more

Other recently added bike lanes include Globeville, Park Hill, and LoHi:

  • Raleigh Street between Bear Creek Park and Sanderson Gulch Trail
  • Knox Court between Alameda and 6th Ave
  • W 1st Ave between Sheridan and Knox Ct (buffered bike lane)
  • MLK Blvd between Quebec St and Central Park Blvd (buffered bike lane)
  • Bayaud Street between Steele and Colorado

38th St. Underpass

Lighting is out due to RTD work on East Corridor; will be back up in 6-8 weeks
(last updated 10/1/2015)

The City & County of Denver is constantly working to improve the over 100 miles of trails in the parks system. When doing improvements there may be temporary detours due to construction. We are committed to providing the safest detours available for the shortest amount of time necessary in order to minimize impacts to users. 

Additional information related to current or planned trail detours

Bike Life Denver magazine cover - Your Bike to School Issue

The fall issue of BikeLife Denver is now available! Learn more at or pick up a copy at Denver bike shops, libraries and rec centers.

The League of American Bicyclists recognized Denver with a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community award for 2015! The Mile High City’s next goal is to ‘go for the gold’ as a Bicycle Friendly Community! Denver Public Works is already working with partners and businesses to review the feedback and work to be the best City for bicycling. 

Read the feedback here

Report a Problem

Report Problems Like:

  • Potholes/Sinkholes
  • Ice on paths or trails
  • Debris on the street

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Outside Denver: Call 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911
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