When riding in the street, you must follow all traffic signals and signs, just as if you were in a car. This isn't just a courtesy, it's a legal requirement. Traffic laws exist to bring safety and predictability to the transportation system. By following standards for intersections, roadways and the public right-of-way, everyone knows what to expect.
Combining bikes with transit makes it even easier to get around! RTD allows bikes on the bus and light rail system and provides facilities at stations to secure bikes. It's a healthy, economical and environmentally friendly way to commute to work, school or recreational activities.
In February 2016, Mayor Hancock, along with representatives from local community and advocacy groups, announced the city’s Vision Zero Initiative to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries on Denver’s roadways. Specific improvements planned for 2016 will focus on street design, enforcement, and communication, education, and community partnerships.