Denver Public Works (DPW), in collaboration with the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP), is creating a plan for enhanced on-street bicycle facilities (e.g., cycletracks, protected or buffered lanes, signalized or marked intersections) in the downtown area and throughout Denver. This includes:
The purpose of creating this plan is to enhance the city-wide bicycle network to be more attractive to cyclists of average ability (i.e., the 60% who identify themselves as “interested but concerned”), furthering the goals set forth in Denver Moves (2011). The recommended network of enhanced on-street bicycle facilities shall incorporate the Denver Moves plan (2011) and complement the existing Denver Moves bicycle facility network.
View the notes and boards presented at the 10/7/14 open house event (links below):
Public Outreach & Notes
Public Involvement Plan
Summary of Public Outreach & Charette
Notes from Outreach
10/7/14 Openhouse Summary
Boards Presented at 10/7/14 Public Open House
Vision & Goals of Project
Existing Network & 2011 Denver Moves
Economics & Safety Benefits of Bikeways
Public Involvement Approach
Citywide Existing & Proposed Network Facilities Map
Downtown Existing & Proposed Network Facilities Map
Citywide Proposed Enhanced Network Bikeways Map
Downtown Proposed Enhanced Network Bikeways Map
Citywide Existing & Proposed – Enhanced & Traditional Bikeways Map
Downtown Existing & Proposed – Enhanced & Traditional Bikeways Map
Implementation Complexity vs. Demand of Denver Protected Bike Lanes
Typical Street Sections: Protected Bike Lanes (36 – 45’ wide)
Typical Street Sections: Protected Bike Lanes (48’ wide)
Typical Street Sections: Protected Bike Lanes (60’ wide)
Typical Street Sections: Neighborhood Bikeway (30’ wide)
Denver Moves is the next phase of making bicycle and mutli-use connections in the Mile High City. It is a physical and action-oriented plan that builds upon the Bicycle Master Plan Update, Denver Parks and Recreation Game Plan, Pedestrian Master Plan, and transit-oriented development (TOD) plans.
Denver Moves focuses on integrating the off-street and on-street networks identified in these past planning efforts to create safe, comfortable corridors that link neighborhoods, parks, employment centers, business districts, transit hubs, and other destinations in all parts of Denver. It shows the recommended improvements for Denver's bicycle corridors, as well as a phasing plan for implementation.Phasing Map
Denver's bicycle system is constructed and maintained by different city departments, depending on the type of facility.
Streets and Bike Lanes
On-street bike facilities (bike lanes, sharrows, signed routes) are the responsibility of Public Works.
Trails and Paths
Off-street trails are built and maintained by Parks and Recreation.