The following graph displays Denver bicycle improvements since 2009 by sharrow and bike lane installation, as well as the cumulative progress since our first bicycle facility was installed. For more details on progress each year since 2008, expand the section for the work program year or project below.
Denver Public Works just installed the first bicycle dedicated signage indicating distance, direction and destinations along the D-10 bike route. This is an east-west route that extends the City limits from Sheridan Blvd (Lakewood) to Yosemite St (Aurora). The signage helps people arrive at their destinations on bike, indicating where destinations are located and how far. This is the first of several 'D' routes that will be signed in 2014.
The 14th Street protected bike lane (PBL) project has been delayed due to design changes. In its place, Denver has committed to installing a protected bike lane on Arapahoe Street in 2015.
As identified in the update of Denver Moves, Public Works is developing designs to add a protected bike lane along Lawrence and Arapahoe Streets. While Denver's first PBL along 15th Street is along the left side of the roadway, the new bikeways along Arapahoe and Lawrence will be on the right side of the road and will connect from 24th St to the Auraria campus. The design team is currently exploring options to manage right turning vehicles and thru bicycle movements, and exploring the use of bicycle-specific traffic signals. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Dan Raine.
Denver Public Works is excited to introduce the 15th Street Bikeway, Denver's first protected bike lan,e in the left hand lane of 15th Street from Cleveland Place to Larimer Street. Learn more about the Bikeway and read important findings about its usage and design.
The Denver Bicycle Master Plan identifies connectivity across I-25 to the Colorado Center and RTD Light Rail Station as a major missing link in the bicycle system. The need for a bridge at this location was also discussed as far back as 1999 in the Southeast Corridor EIS Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, which included the following text: "As a result of the poor conditions along Colorado it has been suggested that a separate pedestrian overpass be constructed from the Colorado Center to Jewell, north of I-25."
2008-2013 TIP Funding Request was submitted to DRCOG in September 2007 and was approved for funding in the Spring of 2008. The total project budget, including design and construction, is $8 Million. The Project is funded with $4 M in 2010 City Capital Improvement Funds, and $4 M in 2011 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Funds.
The City and County of Denver (CCD) in April of 2010 hired the firm of HNTB to design the project.
For more information on project status, visit the Colorado Center Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge project site.
The S Broadway/Lincoln Corridor Study will identify and design multi-modal improvements, specifically with bicycle facilities, for the S Broadway/Lincoln Corridor. See more at DenverMovesBroadway.com
This project will have a Living/Complete Street vision with the public and engaged stakeholders. The project will determine an appropriate enhanced facility type to serve people on bikes, residents, business owners, pedestrians, and transit users; the facility will connect to the overall bicycle network and integrate with RTD transit services.
The project is expected to begin in May of 2015, and will conclude in the summer of 2016.
In 2015, Denver Public Works (DPW) will be installing a neighborhood bikeway (formerly known as bicycle boulevard) on Knox Ct from Alameda/Morrison to Kentucky St.
In addition, DPW will be designing three neighborhood bikeways in 2015:
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. Learn more by visiting our Bike Planning webpage.
Denver Public Works has been considering the idea of re-configuring 19th and 20th Avenues from one-way streets (eastbound and westbound, respectively) to two-way operations with bike lanes through the Uptown Area. The purpose of the conversion would be to provide more complete streets that better accommodate all modes of traffic—bicycles and pedestrians as well as vehicles. 19th and 20th Avenues are candidates for two-way streets due to their relatively short segments with one-way operations (9 and 7 blocks, respectively), as they have limited continuity east of West Park Avenue.
To better understand this re-configuration, Denver conducted an analysis of traffic, operations and roadway design alternatives for 19th and 20th Avenues. Review the final report and design plan for this analysis.
The following list of projects are those that are programmed to be installed (or have been installed) in 2015:
|MLK Blvd||Quebec St||Central Park Blvd||Buffered bike lane||Installed|
|Bayaud St||Steele St||Colorado Blvd||Bike lane||Installed|
|W 29th Ave||Sheridan Blvd||Central St||Bike lane|
|Lawrence St||25th St||SB Speer Blvd||Parking protected bike lane|
|Arapahoe St||21st St||SB Speer Blvd||Parking protected bike lane|
|Knox Ct||6th Ave||Alameda||Bike lane||Installed|
|Knox Ct||Alameda||Kentucky St||Neighborhood bikeway||Barnum 5/12/15 presentation|
|Raleigh St||Bear Creek Trail||Sanderson Gulch Trail||Bike lane||Installed|
|28th Ave through Whittier||Josephine St||Champa St||Bike lane/sharrows|
|Tamarac||E Hampden Circle||Dartmouth Ave||Protected bike lane|
|E 11th Ave||Osage St||Ogden||Bike lane/sharrows|
|Iowa St||Logan St||Santa Fe||Bike lane|
|Lincoln St||E 45th Ave||E 47th Ave||Sharrows|
|Lipan St||Virginia St||Sanderson Gulch Trail||Bike lane/sharrows|
|Stout St||Broadway||Downing||Protected bike lane||Curtis Park Neighbors meeting
|Champa St||Downing||Broadway||Enhanced bike lane||Curtis Park Neighbors meeting
|E 1st Ave||Galapago||Corona||Sharrows|
|W 2nd Ave||Knox Ct||Umatilla St||Bike lane/sharrows||Barnum 9/8/2015 presentation|
The map below illustrates the location of 2015-16 projects and the existing facilities prior to 2015.
The table below displays the bicycle lanes and sharrows that were installed in 2014. The map below illustrates the location of 2014 projects (pink) and the existing facilities prior to 2014 (gray).
|Central St||16th St||20th St||Bike lane|
|Perry St||17th Ave||6th Ave||Sharrow|
|Steele St||Exposition Ave||I-25||Sharrow|
|Navajo St||32nd Ave||44th Ave||Sharrow|
|Knox Ct||14th Ave||8th Ave||Sharrow|
|E 26th Ave||Quebec St||Colorado Blvd||Bike lane|
|E 23rd Ave||Kearney St||Colorado Blvd||Bike lane|
|E 47th Ave||Lincoln St||Washington St||Bike lane|
|Crown Blvd||Albrook Dr||56th Ave||Shared parking bike lane|
|N Tennyson St||26th Ave||52nd Ave||Sharrows|
|W 1st Ave||Sheridan||Knox Ct||Buffered bike lane|
This table displays the bicycle lanes and sharrows that were installed as a part of Denver Public Works' 2013 work program. The map below illustrates the location of 2013 projects (pink) and the existing facilities prior to 2013 (gray).
|15th St||Larimer St||Cleveland St||Protected bike lane|
|Water St/23rd Ave||Aquarium||Clay St||Climbing lane|
|45th Ave||Broadway||Washington St||Party parking/sharrow|
|Walnut St||7th St||4th St||Bike lane|
|5th St||Walnut St||Colfax||Bike lane|
|13th Ave||Platte River||Shoshone St||Bike lane|
|Iola St||26th Ave||MLK Blvd||Bike lane|
|Havana St||26th Ave||Florence St||Bike lane|
|Yale Ave||University Blvd||Colorado Blvd||Bike lane|
This table displays the bicycle lanes and sharrows that were installed as a part of Denver Public Works' 2012 work program. The map below illustrates the location of 2012 projects (pink) and the existing facilities prior to 2012 (gray).
|46th Ave||Tennyson St||Tejon St||Bike lane/party parking bike lane/sharrow|
|Tejon||46th Ave||32nd Ave||Bike lane/sharrow|
|17th Ave||Meade St||Elliot St||Sharrow|
|26th Ave||York St||Colorado Blvd||Bike lane|
|Morrison Rd||Sheridan Blvd||Alameda Ave||Bike lane|
|Franklin St||Cheesman Park||21st Ave||Sharrow|
|Dartmouth Ave||Webster St||Lowell St||Bike lane|
|Syracuse Way||Yale Ave||Dartmouth Ave||Bike lane|
|Yosemite St||Dartmouth Ave||Hampden Ave||Bike lane|
|Bannock St||1st Ave||6th Ave||Bike lane|
|23rd Ave||Perry St||Stuart St||Sharrow|
|12th Ave||Franklin St||Elizabeth St||Sharrow|
|20th Ave||Franklin St||Downing St||Sharrow|
|Hampden Ave||Sheridan Blvd||Wadsworth Blvd||Bike lane|
|Princeton Ave||Eastmoor Dr||Quebec St||Sharrow|
|Princeton Ave||Quebec St||Tamarac Dr||Party parking bike lane|
This table displays the bicycle lanes and sharrows that were installed as a part of Denver Public Works' 2011 work program. The map below illustrates the location of 2011 projects (pink) and the existing facilities prior to 2011 (gray).
|23rd Ave||York St||High St||Sharrow|
|High St||23rd Ave||22nd Ave||Sharrow|
|High St||Buchtel Blvd||Iliff Ave||Sharrow|
|Larimer St||Broadway||Downing St||Bike lane|
|46th Ave||Sheridan Blvd||Tennyson St||Bike lane|
|Emerson St||Louisiana Ave||Cherry Creek Trail||Bike lane|
|Washington St||I-25||Cherry Creek Trail||Bike lane|
|Florida Ave||Sheridan Blvd||S. Platte River||Bike lane|
|17th Ave||Sheridan Blvd||Meade St||Bike lane|
|14th St||Blake St||Colfax||Bike lane|
|Bannock St||Colfax||10th Ave||Bike lane|
This table displays the bicycle lanes and sharrows that were installed as a part of Denver Public Works' 2010 work program. The map below illustrates the location of 2010 projects (pink) and the existing facilities prior to 2010 (gray).
|Louisiana Ave||Logan St||Franklin St||Sharrow|
|22nd Ave||Washington St||York St||Bike lane|
|Champa St||20th St||13th St||Bike lane|
|Welton St||Colfax Ave||19th St||Bike lane|
|14th Ave||Speer Blvd||Acoma St||Bike lane|
|MLK Blvd||Elizabeth St||Quebec St||Bike lane|
|Yale Ave||Syracuse Way||Quebec St||Bike lane|
|Dartmouth Ave||Syracuse Way||Quebec St||Bike lane|
This table displays the bicycle lanes and sharrows that were installed as a part of Denver Public Works' 2009 work program. The map below illustrates the location of 2009 projects (pink) in addition to the existing facilities prior to 2009 (gray).
|31st Ave||High St||Elizabeth St||Sharrow|
|31st Ave||Downing St||High St||Bike lane|
|Stout St||Park Ave West||Downing St||Bike lane|
|Cherokee St||10th Ave||Colfax Ave||Sharrow|
|Logan St||11th Ave||20th Ave||Sharrow|
|Logan St||Harvard Ave||Iowa Ave||Sharrow|
|Court Place||Colfax Ave||16th St||Sharrow|
|MLK Blvd||Champa St||Elizabeth St||Sharrow|
|21st St||Blake St||20th Ave||Sharrow|
|Harvard Ave||Sherman St||Logan St||Sharrow|
|Osage St||10th Ave||11th Ave||Sharrow|
|11th Ave||Osage St||Mariposa St||Sharrow|
|23rd Ave||Grove St||I-25||Sharrow|
|Tremont St||13th St||Broadway||Bike lane|
|12th Ave||Clayton St||Madison St||Bike lane|
|Champa St||20th St||Downing St||Bike lane|
|Mariposa St||8th Ave||Colfax Ave||Bike lane|