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Denver Moves

Enhanced Bikeways (2016)

In 2016, Denver's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure finalized an update to Denver Moves (2011) to plan for enhanced on-street bicycle facilities (e.g., protected bike lanes, neighborhood bikeways) in the downtown area and throughout Denver. This includes:

  • Developing a detailed plan for a network of enhanced on-street bicycle facilities in Downtown Denver, as well as identifying key corridors that link from adjacent neighborhoods to either downtown or off-street trails.
  • Establishing design standards for enhanced on-street bicycle facilities

The purpose of creating this plan is to enhance the citywide bicycle network to be more attractive to cyclists of all abilities (i.e., the 60% who identify themselves as “interested but concerned”). The recommended network of enhanced on-street bicycle facilities incorporates the Denver Moves plan (2011) and complements the existing Denver Moves bicycle facility network.


Denver Moves: Enhanced Bikeway Study (2016)

Denver Public Works will evaluate the parking-protected bikeways along Lawrence and Arapahoe streets, as well as related facilities and safety enhancements in the downtown area. Learn more »


Denver Moves: Broadway Lincoln Corridor (2015)

In September 2015, Denver Public Works launched the Denver Moves Broadway study to explore options for making Broadway/Lincoln a safer and more vibrant place for all travelers between Colfax and I-25. Study goals include 1) everyone arriving to their destinations safety, 2) continued collaboration with the community and businesses, and 3) providing new mobility options for everyone.

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The Denver Moves: Pedestrians & Trails plan will will identify citywide needs and define priorities for improving and connecting Denver’s pedestrian and off-street trail network. Read more and get involved!


Ongoing Studies

Neighborhood Bikeway Traffic Management (2016)

This study will develop demonstration projects to evaluate traffic management strategies along two prospective Neighborhood Bikeways in Denver. Based on previously completed neighborhood bikeway feasibility studies, this study will identify segments of the W 35th Avenue and Garfield Street corridors for demonstration projects testing these traffic calming concepts. Read more »



Previous Plans

Denver Moves planning meeting

Denver Moves: Making Bicycle and Multi-Use Connections in the Mile-High City

This physical and action-oriented plan built upon the Bicycle Master Plan Update, Denver Parks and Recreation Game Plan, Pedestrian Master Plan, and transit-oriented development (TOD) plans. 

Denver Moves focused on integrating the off-street and on-street networks identified in 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.

Denver Bicycle Master Plan Update 2001 (cover)
View or download the Bicycle Master Plan (pdf)

This document is an update to the 1993 Denver Bicycle Master Plan (DBMP). The 2001 Update focused on:
-Grid Route System, 
-Downtown Bicycling,
-Major Missing Links,
-Parks and Trails,
-Recreational Bicycling,
-Transit Access and Accommodations, and

Many of the recommendations of the 2001 Update have been implemented since the plan’s completion.

1993 Denver Bicycle Master Plan (cover)1993 Denver Bicycle Master Plan

The 1993 Denver Bicycle Master Plan sought to develop and implement a comprehensive bicycling program by developing a framework for a physical bicycle system as well as education, promotion, enforcement, public policy, and information distribution programs.

Denver Bicycle Master Plan 1970s

The first Bicycle Master Plan prepared for the City and County of Denver was adopted in 1979 and updated in 1987.