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ELEVATE DENVER Bike Projects — 2019-2020

As part of the Public Works Bicycle Program and the voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program, design and construction funds have been allocated for 17 miles of bond-funded high comfort bike facilities, to improve connections between Denver’s neighborhoods and destinations and meet the goals in the Mayor's Mobility Action Plan and Denver's Vision Zero Action Plan.

Each identified protected bike lane will average around one to three miles, and will take approximately 18-24 months to plan and implement. 


Share your Ideas!

Your input is desired and critical to the success of this program. We will be hosting a series of public open houses for you to learn more about the program and provide your thoughts on the planning and design. Keep an eye out for those dates and additional ways to provide feedback and learn more about the future protected bike lanes in your neighborhood.


W. 23rd/Water St. (and Federal Blvd. Pedestrian Improvements Project) Public Meeting: Thursday, December 5

Presentation (PDF)

Roll Plots

map of bikewaySpeer to I-25

map of bikewayI-25 to Federal

May 2019 Presentation (PDF)

Public Meeting: Wednesday, May 1

Swansea Rec Center
Presentation (PDF - English/español)

Public Meeting: Wednesday, May 15

Montbello Rec Center
Presentation (PDF - English/español)

Public Meeting: Thursday, November 14

Presentation (PDF)

Roll Plots

map of western half of proposed bikeway

map of eastern half of proposed bikeway

April 2019 Presentation (PDF)

Public Meeting: Wednesday, May 22

Southmoor Elementary School
Presentation (PDF)


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Existing Protected Bike Lanes

A protected bike lane is a dedicated path for people on bikes to travel along on a street that provides a buffer of protection between them and passing traffic. There are a variety of methods for these physical barriers between the rider and cars, such as planters, curbs, parked cars, or vertical posts. These enhanced bike facilities improve the safety and comfort of not only bicycle riders, but vehicle drivers as well.

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

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 Avenue — 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

Raised Protected Lanes

Bannock Street — from 14th Street to Colfax
An elevated bikeway to provide bicyclists access to downtown in a contra-flow configuration 

Cycle Track

Brighton Boulevard — from 29th Street to 44th Street
Access to RiNo and Lower Downtown, part of the corridor reconstruction