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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

The City and County of Denver will be sharing design plans for new bickcyle and safety improvements along Syracuse Street and Roslyn Street between 8th Ave. and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Public input during a multi-year study process helped form the final planned improvements. 

Public Meeting: Saturday, February 2, 2019
1–4 p.m.
Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St

Learn more about the study area and planned improvements

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.

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

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

 

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!

 
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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