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Bikeway Improvements Begin on 14th Street from Market to Colfax

DENVER – Starting Wednesday, July 5, Denver Public Works will begin making improvements to the existing bike lane on 14th Street from Market Street to Colfax Avenue to enhance safety and comfort for people on bikes. Crews will be turning the current, striped, bike lane into a “parking-protected” bike lane from Market to Court Place, with a raised concrete curb and a row of parking separating bike and vehicle traffic. This is the first-time concrete curbs will be used to separate a bike lane and parking lane in Denver.

On the last block of 14th Street, from Court Place to Colfax Avenue, the bike lane will be buffered, providing additional separation between bikes and vehicular traffic.

When the work is complete, there will be a new parking and bike lane configuration along 14th Street, with the bike lane moving to the far right, next to the curb. The image shows how the new configuration will look:

Graphic showing new configuration highlighting raised curb

The 14th Street bike lane and parking lane on the right side of the street will remain closed while work is underway for the next few weeks. People on bikes should be prepared to share the outermost travel lane with drivers and are encouraged to choose alternate routes. Below is the anticipated construction schedule along 14th Street, weather permitting:

Wednesday, July 5 to Sunday, July 9
Striping operations will begin at 7:00pm tonight and continue through Sunday; crews will work during the overnight hours. Work will require both the bike lane and parking lane to close.

Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 28
Drivers may encounter periodic lane closures from 8:30am to 3:30pm, as curb installation occurs. The bike lane and parking lane will also remain closed until the work is complete.

The public’s patience and cooperation during construction is greatly appreciated. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.

For bikeway construction updates and for more information on Denver’s bike program, please visit denvergov.org/bikeprogram.