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Mayor Hancock riding in a protected bike lane on 15th StProtected Bike Lanes

Lanes with a dedicated and protected spaces for bike travel at street level, using a variety of methods for physical protection from passing traffic. These enhanced facilities improve safety and perceived comfort.

a raised protected bike lane between traffic lane and sidewalkRaised Protected Lanes

Dedicated and protected bike lanes that are elevated above the street level to improve safety and perceived comfort.



Existing lanes 

15th Street Bikeway — from Cleveland to Larimer
Left-side protected bikeway to keep cyclists separated from heavy bus traffic and to provide a connection to Auraria Campus and the Cherry Creek Trail

Bannock Street — from 14th Street to Colfax
To provide bicyclists access to downtown in a contra-flow configuration via an elevated protected bikeway against the flow of traffic

Lawrence Street — from Auraria Campus to 24th Street
Arapahoe Street — from 24th Street to Auraria Campus
Parking-protected bikeways connect Auraria Campus with the Curtis Park neighborhood in both directions

Stout Street — from 19th Street to Downing

14th Ave — from Speer to Bannock

14th Street — from Market Street to Colfax

Wynkoop Street — from 15th to 18th Streets
A protected lane adjacent to Union Station

19th Avenue — from Broadway to Grant
Protected lanes connecting to bike lanes in new two-way street configuration


Planned & Under Construction 

  • Brighton Boulevard — Cycle track from 29th Street to 44th Street as part of Brighton Boulevard Corridor reconstruction