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Bicycling in Denver


Denver is committed to creating a bicycling network where every household is within a quarter mile (2-minute bike ride) of a comfortable and low-stress bicycle facility. In order to achieve this multi-modal transportation goal, Public Works is continually making improvements to bicycling infrastructure in Denver. This work includes installing bike parking, bike lanes, signage and bicycle detection.

News & Updates

In 2016, The City and County of Denver upgraded the bike lane on 14th Ave from Speer Blvd to Acoma Plaza near Civic Center Park to become a parking protected bikeway. Currently, the City is assessing opportunities to extend this bikeway, and add a parallel facility on 13th Avenue. 

The City will also be assessing opportunities to improve bikeway connections along Mariposa Street.

The expanded bikeways will provide lower stress connections on 13th Ave from Acoma Plaza to the Platte River Trail, and on 14th Ave from Mariposa to Speer Blvd, greatly expanding the places people can comfortably access via bicycle

The projects are part of the Mayor's vision to expand bikeways by 125 miles in five years.

Please join us at an upcoming meeting to learn more about these exciting projects!

Invitation (PDF)

East Community Meeting
Tuesday, November 13, 6–8 p.m.

Denver Community Credit Union
Community Space, 3rd Floor
1041 Acoma St., Denver 80204 

West Community Meeting
Wednesday, November 14, 6–8 p.m.

Youth on Record
1301 W. 10th Ave., Denver 80204

logo: Vision ZeroIn October, the City and County of Denver is launching the Denver Vision Zero Action Plan, aimed at eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries on Denver’s roadways by 2030 through a specific set of tactical actions and increased cross-departmental coordination.

Read more about our approach at denvergov.org/visionzero

 

In September 2015, Denver Public Works launched the Denver Moves Broadway study to explore options for making Broadway/Lincoln a safer and more vibrant place for all travelers between Colfax and I-25. 

Denver Moves Broadway Lincoln Corridor Study logo

The City collaborated with businesses and community members to develop recommendations for Broadway and Lincoln. Learn more about the next phase of the study and find opportunities to get involved at denvermovesbroadway.com

The Denver Bike Map has been updated for 2017 — including our most recent projects and those currently underway, as well as helpful tips for using enhanced bikeways, taking your bike on transit, and staying safe on our streets and trails. 

The online map is now available; printed copies will be available for free at Denver recreation centers, city council offices, and bike shops. Get a bike map today and get riding!

In April 2018, Denver Public Works will finish work to convert 19th and 20th Avenues to two-way streets through the North Capitol Hill/Uptown area, between approximately Broadway and Park Avenue West. New bicycle facilities have been included on both 19th and 20th Avenues, as well as on Grant to connect the two streets.

See updates from the project as crews complete paving and striping 

As part of the Denver Moves Program, the City and County of Denver is developing new bicycle facilities along Syracuse Street between 8th Ave and 26th Ave and we want your help. 

Learn more about the study area and planned improvements

 
Report a Problem

Let us know about damage or debris on the street, ice on paths or trails, or broken or missing signs and signals. Report hazardous conditions and problems online, or via mobile app 24/7, to get help with city services.

Or Contact 311 By Phone

Within Denver: Dial 3-1-1
Outside Denver: 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479

 

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