Through the Denver Moves planning process, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure has identified the Garfield Street corridor for development as a neighborhood bikeway to prioritize multimodal north/south movement between City Park and the Cherry Creek Trail.
Neighborhood bikeways (NBWs) include design features that enhance bicycling and walking for a wide range of people while also supporting local vehicle traffic for residents and businesses. When fully constructed, the Neighborhood Bikeway will link key business destinations to neighborhoods, provide active living opportunities to families, strengthen neighborhood character, encourage mode share change along the corridor, and work toward Vision Zero safety goals.
Phase 1 of this project will begin installing multimodal improvements and traffic calming measures at three intersections along Garfield Street to support connectivity and improve safety. These crossings were the top priorities for safety enhancements during the initial study and public feedback process in 2015-16.
Design is expected to be completed in 2020 with construction occurring in 2021.
Phase 2 of the bikeway design will build on recommendations from the 2016 Garfield Street Neighborhood Bikeway Feasibility Study. The recommended improvements include three intersection improvements for Garfield Street at 1st Avenue, 6th Avenue, and Bayaud Avenue, as well as Neighborhood Bikeway striping and wayfinding for the entire corridor from City Park to Cherry Creek.
The information from Denver Moves was combined with stakeholder input and national design guidelines to prepare a plan for the Garfield Street Neighborhood Bikeway. The City’s project team collected information over a nine-month process that included two neighborhood workshops, and meeting with registered neighborhood organizations (RNOs).
The Cherry Creek Area Plan was adopted July 16, 2012.
Cherry Creek Neighborhood Plans — Community Planning & Development
Neighborhood Bikeway Traffic Management Study is testing traffic calming concepts on segments of the W 35th Avenue and Garfield Street corridors