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Garfield Street Neighborhood Bikeway

Through the Denver Moves planning process, Denver Public Works has identified the Garfield Street corridor for development as a neighborhood bikeway to prioritize multimodal north/south movement between City Park and the Cherry Creek Trail. 

Neighborhood bikeways (NBWs) include design features that enhance bicycling and walking for a wide range of people while also supporting local vehicle traffic for residents and businesses. When fully constructed, the Neighborhood Bikeway will link key business destinations to neighborhoods, provide active living opportunities to families, strengthen neighborhood character, encourage mode share change along the corridor, and work toward Vision Zero safety goals. 


 

Phase 1: Dakota, Alameda, 17th Avenue Intersections

Phase 1 of this project will begin installing multimodal improvements and traffic calming measures at three intersections along Garfield Street to support connectivity and improve safety. These crossings were the top priorities for safety enhancements during the initial study and public feedback process in 2015-16. 

  • 17th Avenue: Install a signalized intersection with multimodal traffic signals and bicycle detection; add center median on 17th Avenue; enhanced signage and pavement markings
  • Alameda Avenue: New traffic signals for pedestrian and bicycle movement, reconstruct the center median, enhanced signage and pavement markings for multimodal travel, and upgraded curb and sidewalk (view the draft PDF)
  • Dakota Avenue: All-way stop at intersection with Garfield; curb extensions and two-way bikeway on south side connecting from Cherry Creek Drive North (view the draft PDF)
  • Cherry Creek Drive North: Reconfigure roadway at intersection for vehicles turning to and from Dakota Avenue; new center median refuge and rectangular rapid flashing beacons at crossing

Design will be completed in Fall 2019. Construction is expected to be completed in 2020.


Phase 2: 1st, 6th, and Bayaud Avenue Intersections, Striping, and Wayfinding

Phase 2 of the bikeway design will build on recommendations from the 2016 Garfield Street Neighborhood Bikeway Feasibility Study. The recommended improvements include three intersection improvements for Garfield Street at 1st Avenue, 6th Avenue, and Bayaud Avenue, as well as Neighborhood Bikeway striping and wayfinding for the entire corridor from City Park to Cherry Creek. 

  • Curb extensions
  • Upgraded ADA curb ramps and sidewalks
  • New signal at 6th Avenue and signal upgrades at 1st Avenue
  • Roadway striping and signage for cyclists and motorists
  • Enhanced bicycle facility markings
  • Drainage improvements

Materials

August 2019

Schedule

  • April 2019 – Design Process Begins
  • August 2019 – First Public Open House
  • September 2019 – Pop-Up Public Meeting
  • December 2019 – Second Public Open House
  • 2020 – Right of Way Coordination
  • February 2021 - Design Complete
  • 2021 – Construction Begins (funding pending)
 

Planning Phase

The information from Denver Moves was combined with stakeholder input and national design guidelines to prepare a plan for the Garfield Street Neighborhood Bikeway. The City’s project team collected information over a nine-month process that included two neighborhood workshops, and meeting with registered neighborhood organizations (RNOs).

Read the final report (PDF)

Appendix A: Concept Plans (PDF)

Cost estimates (PDF)

 

Related Plans & Projects

The Cherry Creek Area Plan was adopted July 16, 2012. 

Cherry Creek Neighborhood Plans — Community Planning & Development

Neighborhood Bikeway Traffic Management Study is testing traffic calming concepts on segments of the W 35th Avenue and Garfield Street corridors

 
Contact

Please email the Bicycle Program at bikes@denvergov.org to be added to the mailing list for Garfield St project updates.