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Coordinated Bike Lane Striping & Installation


Beginning in 2020, Denver's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will speed up implementation of its bike program with a new approach, including coordinating the striping of bike lanes with street paving operations.

 

DOTI is committed to implementing a network of better bike facilities in our city that make it more comfortable and viable for people to ride bikes, and to creating a bike network that connects people to the places they want to go.

Upcoming Virtual Bikeway Open Houses

DOTI will be leading Virtual Open Houses for bikeway projects. The links to join these meetings are below. Click on the link to register today, or join by clicking on the link the day and time that the meeting starts. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For questions, email bikes@denvergov.org

The Second Public Open House for this project was held as a Virtual Open House! 

During this meeting, DOTI shared what we heard through the outreach process, presented the bikeway design for the corridor, discussed the removal of parking from both sides of the street to accommodate the bike lane, and answered questions about next steps. 

E Jewell Ave Bikeway Virtual Open House Recording

  • Held on: July 16, 2020
  • Meeting Link (YouTube)
  • View a FAQ developed based on questions submitted during the July 16th meeting (PDF)

The bike lane will be implemented from S Cherry St to S Oneida St in August 2020.

On February 4, 2020, DOTI joined a neighborhood meeting to provide information to the community about a bike lane on E. Jewell Avenue from S. Bellaire Street to S. Oneida Street, which was identified in the Denver Moves: Bikes Plan. This bikeway will provide a safe, comfortable and convenient connection to the I-25 Bike/Ped Bridge to Colorado Station on the west, and on the east, connect to the proposed bike lane on S Oneida St. This street connects to Cook Park and the Cherry Creek Trail.

A portion of E. Jewell Avenue will be paved in 2020, which provides the opportunity to coordinate installation of the bikeway following paving of the street, resulting in greater efficiency.

See the information boards (PDF)

The Second Public Open House for this project was held April 23, 2020!

The intent of this meeting was to share the bikeway design for the corridor, present impacts, and answer questions. 

W Jewell Ave Bikeway Virtual Open House Recording

February 2020 Neighborhood Meeting

On February 18, 2020, DOTI joined a neighborhood meeting to provide information to the community about a bike lane on W. Jewell Avenue from S. Federal Boulevard to S. Lipan Street that was identified in our Denver Moves: Bikes plan. The intent of this meeting was to share existing conditions on the corridor and receive input from the community, take comments, and answer questions.

This bikeway will provide a safe, comfortable and convenient connection to the commercial area on Federal Boulevard on the west, and on the east, provide bike access to Ruby Hill Park and bike park.  This street will be the first paving project in the neighborhood and will be followed by a bike lane project south of W. Jewell Avenue on S. Zuni Street in coming years.

Similarly, the extent of W. Jewell Avenue between S. Federal Boulevard and S. Lipan Street will be paved in 2020, which provides the opportunity to coordinate installation of the bikeway following paving of the street, resulting in greater efficiency. 

See the information boards (PDF)

See the fact sheet - ADA readable version (PDF)

The Second Public Open House for this project was held as a Virtual Open House! 

During this meeting, DOTI shared what we heard through the outreach process, present the bikeway design for the corridor, discuss the removal of parking from both sides of the street to accommodate the bike lane, and answered questions about next steps.

E Dartmouth Ave Bikeway Virtual Open House Recording

February 2020 Neighborhood Meeting

On February 12, 2020, DOTI joined a neighborhood meeting to provide information to the community about a buffered bike lane on E. Dartmouth Avenue from University Blvd to Colorado Blvd, which was identified in our Denver Moves: Bikes Plan. The intent of this meeting was to gain feedback on coordinating the bike lane installation with the road repaving from the community, take comments, and understand any other safety concerns on the corridor.

This portion of E. Dartmouth Avenue will be paved in 2020, which provides the opportunity to coordinate installation of the bikeway following paving of the street, resulting in greater efficiency. 

See the fact sheet (PDF)

See the fact sheet - ADA readable version (PDF)

See the information boards (PDF)

In 2021, a buffered bike lane will be installed to improve safety and connectivity on W Kentucky Ave from Sheridan Blvd to Vallejo St, and the full street will be repaved in 2022. Implementing a buffered bike lane will change the cross-section of the street by removing on-street parking, and will provide a continuous bikeway through the Westwood and Athmar Park neighborhoods.

To learn more about the project, please join us on September 30, 2020 for a virtual open house:

  • Kentucky Avenue Safety & Neighborhood Improvements Open House
  • September 30, 2020 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Online: Bit.ly/Kentuckymeeting
  • Call-in (253) 215-8782 and use the webinar ID 947 0526 8226

We’ll share information about upcoming transportation and parks projects along W Kentucky Ave, including:

  • A Park at Kentucky/Irving
  • Kentucky Ave Buffered Bike Lane
  • Safety Improvements
  • New Signal at Morrison/Kentucky

Meeting Flyers:

Project Fact Sheet:

You can also watch a recording of the first virtual open house that was held on April 15, 2020. At this meeting, the Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure presented existing conditions for the corridor (e.g., speed, car volumes, land use) and gathered input on the corridor's current travel patterns. This meeting helped to inform the bikeway design. 

Annually, DOTI coordinates the installation of bikeways recommended in Denver Moves: Bicycles, with annual paving activities, which results in greater efficency.

This year, E 1st Ave from N Quebec St to N Roslyn St is scheduled to be repaved. The corridor currently has three travel lanes, and no painted bike lane. Denver Moves: Bicycles includes the recommendation to install a bike lane on the corridor. Implementing a bike lane will not impact the existing cross-section of the road (three travel lanes will remain). A dedicated right turn lane on the westbound approach to N Quebec St will be removed to accomodate the bike lane.

DOTI intends to implement the bike lane following the repaving effort, which is scheduled to occur in mid-April. We will be emailing RNOs with this information and delivering flyers to properties along the corridor in advance of the repaving work, to notify homeowners and businesses of the change in striping on the roadway that they will see following paving.

Annually, DOTI coordinates the installation of bikeways recommended in Denver Moves: Bicycles, with annual paving activities, which results in greater efficency.

E 7th Ave Parkway from N Williams St to N Colorado Blvd started to be repaved in late March. The corridor currently has a painted bike lane, with no striped buffer. Denver Moves: Bicycles includes the recommendation to upgrade the corridor to a painted buffered bike lane, which will widen bike lane on the roadway between the travel lane the bike lane. Implementing a buffered bike lane will not impact the existing cross-section of the road (one travel lane, and one parking lane, will remain in both directions).

DOTI will be implementing a buffered bike lane in coordination with the repaving effort. We have emailed RNOs with this information, and delivered flyers to properties along the corridor in advance of the repaving work, to notify homeowners of the change in striping on the roadway that they will see following paving.

Annually, DOTI implements bikeways recommended in Denver Moves: Bicycles, with little to no impact to parking and travel lanes.

This year, E Mansfield Ave/Rosemary Way from S Monaco Pkwy to S Tamarac Dr is identified to be one of those low impact projects. Denver Moves: Bicycles includes the recommendation to install a bike lane which will connect existing bike facilities in the neighborhood. Implementing a bike lane will not impact the existing cross-section of the road (one travel lane, and one parking lane, will remain in both directions).

We will be delivering flyers to properties along the corridor in advance of the repaving work, which is scheduled to occur in April, to notify homeowners of the change in striping on the roadway that they will see following paving. View the construction notification flyer here.

Annually, Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) coordinates the installation of bikeways recommended in Denver Moves: Bicycles, with annual paving activities, which results in greater efficiency. In the next few weeks, W 13th Ave and W 14th Ave from Mariposa St to N Broadway will be repaved. Shortly after, protected bike lanes will be installed along W 13th Ave from N Lincoln St to the Platte River Trail, and on W 14th Ave from Mariposa St to Speer Blvd! This bikeway will connect to the existing protected bike lane on W 14th Ave, east of Speer Blvd. This project is funded through the Elevate Denver Bond Program. When complete - La Alma-Lincoln Park and Sun Valley will be connected to Downtown Denver, via a high-comfort bikeway! 

Changes to the street include:

  • On W 13th Ave from N Lincoln St to Mariposa St, a travel lane will be repurposed and converted into the protected bike lane.
  • West of Mariposa, on-street parking will be repurposed to accommodate the bike lane. Travel lanes will remain in both directions.
  • From Mariposa St to Kalamath St, parking on the south side of W 14th Ave will be repurposed to accommodate the bike lane. Two travel lanes, and parking on the north side of the street, will remain.
  • East of Kalamath St, a travel lane on W 14th Ave will be repurposed to accommodate the bike lane.

This project will improve transportation options, making it easier to get to the places that you want to go. Additional benefits include:

  • Safety is the number one priority of this project. Research indicates adding a protected bike lane to a roadway can reduce the risk of injury up to 90% for all commuters. Benefits for all roadway users include slower speeds, more predictability at intersections, and enhanced safety.
  • Protected bike lanes shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians and increase visibility of pedestrians, making it easier and safer to cross the street.
  • The project will provide dedicated space on the street for people on bikes, providing more transportation choice, which helps to manage congestion city-wide.
  • The design will increase comfort of riding and reduce potential conflicts between bicycles and cars.
  • Project will provide better connections to the places we want to go, such as schools, parks, trails, transit and shopping areas.

Properties along the corridor will be receiving mailers in the coming weeks, to notify homeowners and businesses of the change in striping on the roadway, which they will see following paving. The construction notification flyers that will be distributed this week are attached. 

The Second Public Open House for this project was held as a Virtual Open House! 

During this meeting, DOTI shared what we heard through the outreach process, presented the bikeway design for the corridor, discussed the removal of parking from both sides of the street to accommodate the bike lane, and answered questions about next steps. 

E Virginia Ave Bikeway Virtual Open House Recording

  • Held on: July 21, 2020
  • Meeting Link (YouTube)
  • View a FAQ developed based on questions submitted during the July 21st meeting (PDF)

The bike lane will be implemented from S Kearney St to S Niagara St in August 2020.

On January 21, 2020, DOTI joined a neighborhood meeting to provide information to the community about a bike lane on Virginia Avenue from Jersey Street to Quebec Street that was identified in our Denver Moves: Bikes plan. This bikeway will serve two schools and connects to the Garland Trail that leads to the Cherry Creek Trail.  

This stretch of road will be paved in 2020, which provides the opportunity to coordinate installation of the bikeway following paving of the street, resulting in greater efficiency. The intent of this meeting was to share these plans and receive input from the community, take comments, and answer questions.

See the presentation (PDF)