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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


Planned lanes 

See the complete plan on the 2017 Projects list

  • 14th Ave — from Speer to Bannock
    A protected bike lane providing a higher ease of use facility to the west side of downtown
  • 14th Street — from Market Street to Colfax
    A parking-protected bikeway connecting lower downtown to Colfax
  • 19th Ave — Broadway to Clarkson