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Bicycling in Denver



Denver is reinventing its roadways to move more people, more safely and efficiently through the city, and is working to complete networks that offer people more options to get around town in the ways that meet their day-to-day needs. As part of this effort, Denver is accelerating implementation of its Denver Moves: Bikes plan.

With an additional $18M in funding from the Elevate Denver Bond approved by voters in 2017, the city will be installing 125 miles of new bikeways over the next five years, increasing the number of households within a 5-minute ride of a high-comfort bike facility from 38 to 75 percent.

With passage of the bond, the people of Denver overwhelmingly said ‘yes’ to supporting more mobility options for people to choose from to move about our city, and we are primed and ready to get moving on delivering more high comfort bikeways citywide.

NEWS & UPDATES

We are preparing for the next round of meetings about the new high comfort bikeways coming to Denver neighborhoods! Please mark your calendars and check back as meeting dates are confirmed.

  • S. Marion Street, E. Virginia to E. Bayaud Avenues
    November 7 Public Meeting Presentation (PDF) | Boards (PDF)
    Roll Plot
  • Green Valley Ranch Road from Tower to Picadilly Roads
    November 14 Public Meeting Presentation (PDF) | Roll Plot Tower to Himalaya & Himalaya to Picadilly
  • Central Park Boulevard from Montview Boulevard to 36th Avenue
    Thursday, November 21, Central Park Rec Center, 5:30–7pm
  • City Park Esplanade from 16th to 17th Avenues
    Wednesday, December 4, Denver East High School, 5:30–7pm
  • W. 23rd Avenue from Speer to Federal Boulevards
    Thursday, December 5, Riverside Church, 5:30–7:30pm
  • N. Crown Boulevard from E. Albrook Drive to E. 56th Avenue
    Coming early 2020
  • E. Princeton Avenue from Eastmoor to Tamarac Drives
    Coming early 2020
  • Clayton Street from 40th to 52nd Avenues
    Coming early 2020

Learn more and see information from the spring 2019 meetings »

Since 2015, Denver Public Works has been studying Broadway to make the corridor safer for bicyclists, drivers, pedestrians and transit riders.

In 2019, after extensive community input and technical planning, the City is designing a more multi-modal Broadway:

  • Broadway South Segment: Detailed design of construction-ready plans from 7th Avenue at the Cherry Creek Trail south to the I-25 Broadway Station.
    The voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program invests $12 million toward the construction of Denver Moves: Broadway’s South Segment.
  • Broadway North Segment: Conceptual design from 7th Avenue north to 16th Avenue.

Share your feedback on the New Community Survey at denvermovesbroadway.com

The Denver Bike Map has been updated for 2019 — including citywide bike infrastructure, regional trail connections, transit stop locations, bike share and bike repair stations to help plan your next ride.

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 summer 2019, Denver Public Works is placing bicycle counting tubes across bikeways in and around downtown Denver to count each person that crosses, to give our department a better picture of how many people are using bikes to get around the downtown area.

The goal is to use data collected this year as a baseline, and to repeat the study each year in the same locations so we can identify trends and changes in ridership. With this information, we'll be able to quantify how investments in new and upgraded bikeways change how people travel by bicycle and help us expand our bike network across the city.

 
QUESTIONS/PROBLEMS?

Let us know about suggestions, damage or debris on the street, ice on paths or trails, or issues with signs and signals. Get in touch 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