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.
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
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.
Learn more about the project and find opportunities to get involved at denvermovesbroadway.com
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.
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:
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.
The fall issue of BikeLife Denver is now available! Learn more at www.bikelifecities.com/denver 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.