What’s new to Denver’s Streets

Mayor Hancock, along with representatives from City Council, Denver Public Works, BikeDenver, WalkDenver and the community, cutting the ribbon to officially open a the bike and pedestrian bridge over I-25 near Evans. The bridge improves connectivity between the RTD’s Colorado Light Rail Station and adjacent neighborhoods.

Mayor Hancock, along with representatives from City Council, Denver Public Works, BikeDenver, WalkDenver and the community, cutting the ribbon to officially open a the bike and pedestrian bridge over I-25 near Evans. The bridge improves connectivity between the RTD’s Colorado Light Rail Station and adjacent neighborhoods.

Written by Rachael Bronson, Denver Public Works | Transportation

The City of Denver is dedicated to building a network of streets and bike facilities for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Streets are being enhanced to offer a more pleasant experience that will encourage more people to ride. Protected bike lanes and neighborhood bikeways are two innovative techniques that will help create a transportation environment that prioritizes bicyclists and pedestrians. Denver Public Works Urban Mobility Manager Emily Snyder explains, “These facilities are designed to fit the character and demands of streets and intersections. There is no one-size-fits-all model.” Traffic calming, enhanced intersection crossings and wayfinding signage will help to create a safer environment for all modes.

By the end of 2015, the city will install protected bike lanes and intersection treatments on both Lawrence and Arapahoe Streets. The Knox Court neighborhood bike- way design will be completed, and construction is expected to begin in 2016. Conceptual designs for three neighborhood bikeways will lead to final designs in 2016 for E. 12th Avenue, Garfield Street and W. 35th Avenue. Finally, the city is initiating a study on enhanced bicycle facilities for the South Broadway/Lincoln corridors. Phase one will focus on existing conditions and analyzing the tradeoffs of adding a bikeway along the corridor.

 In the second phase, the preferred option will be designed and implemented. To keep you up-to-date the city will create a website: DenverMovesBroadway.com

Stay tuned to denvergov.org/bikeprogram for updates on these and other projects.