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Elevate Denver High Comfort Bikeways — 2019-2020

As part of the DOTI Bicycle Program and the voter-approved Elevate Denver Bond Program, design and construction funds have been allocated for 17 miles of bond-funded high comfort bike facilities, to improve connections between Denver’s neighborhoods and destinations and meet the goals in the Mayor's Mobility Action Plan and Denver's Vision Zero Action Plan.

Each identified protected bike lane will average around one to three miles, and will take approximately 18-24 months to plan and implement. 


Share your Ideas!

Your input is desired and critical to the success of this program. We will be hosting a series of public open houses for you to learn more about the program and provide your thoughts on the planning and design. Keep an eye out for those dates and additional ways to provide feedback and learn more about the future protected bike lanes in your neighborhood.


W. 23rd/Water St. (and Federal Blvd. Pedestrian Improvements Project) Public Meeting: Thursday, December 5

Presentation (PDF)

Roll Plots

map of bikewaySpeer to I-25

map of bikewayI-25 to Federal

May 2019 Presentation (PDF)

Public Meeting: Wednesday, May 1

Swansea Rec Center
Presentation (PDF - English/español)

Public Meeting: Wednesday, May 15

Montbello Rec Center
Presentation (PDF - English/español)

Public Meeting: Thursday, November 14

Presentation (PDF)

Roll Plots

map of western half of proposed bikeway

map of eastern half of proposed bikeway

April 2019 Presentation (PDF)

Public outreach was conducted in 2019 for a protected bike lane on this corridor. After additional analysis, DOTI is recommending a neighborhood bikeway for E Princeton Ave. Stakeholder meetings are taking place again in 2020 for the new facility type.

Fact Sheet (PDF)

Stakeholder Meetings:  Tuesday, October 13, 2020 and Thursday, October 15, 2020

Southmoor South RNO and Whispering Pines of Denver

Presentation (PDF)

Public Meeting: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Southmoor Elementary School

Presentation (PDF)

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