Denver Moves: Enhanced Bikeways (2014)

Denver Public Works (DPW), in collaboration with the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP), is creating a plan for enhanced on-street bicycle facilities (e.g., cycletracks, protected or buffered lanes, signalized or marked intersections) 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 preliminary design standards for enhanced on-street bicycle facilities

The purpose of creating this plan is to enhance the city-wide bicycle network to be more attractive to cyclists of average ability (i.e., the 60% who identify themselves as “interested but concerned”), furthering the goals set forth in Denver Moves (2011). The recommended network of enhanced on-street bicycle facilities shall incorporate the Denver Moves plan (2011) and complement the existing Denver Moves bicycle facility network.

View the notes and boards presented at the 10/7/14 open house event (links below):

Public Outreach & Notes
   Public Involvement Plan
   Summary of Public Outreach & Charette
   Notes from Outreach

Boards Presented at 10/7/14 Public Open House
   Vision & Goals of Project
   Existing Network & 2011 Denver Moves
   Economics & Safety Benefits of Bikeways
   Public Involvement Approach
   Charrette Ideas
   Citywide Existing & Proposed Network Facilities Map
   Downtown Existing & Proposed Network Facilities Map
   Citywide Proposed Enhanced Network Bikeways Map
   Downtown Proposed Enhanced Network Bikeways Map
   Citywide Existing & Proposed – Enhanced & Traditional Bikeways Map
   Downtown Existing & Proposed – Enhanced & Traditional Bikeways Map
   Implementation Complexity vs. Demand of Denver Protected Bike Lanes
   Typical Street Sections: Protected Bike Lanes (36 – 45’ wide)
   Typical Street Sections: Protected Bike Lanes (48’ wide)   
   Typical Street Sections: Protected Bike Lanes (60’ wide)
   Typical Street Sections: Neighborhood Bikeway (30’ wide)

More Information

Denver Moves is the next phase of making bicycle and mutli-use connections in the Mile High City. It is a physical and action-oriented plan that builds upon the Bicycle Master Plan Update, Denver Parks and Recreation Game Plan, Pedestrian Master Plan, and transit-oriented development (TOD) plans. 

Denver Moves focuses on integrating the off-street and on-street networks identified in these 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 Moves Final Plan

Facility Map 

Phasing Map
 
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
-Advocacy.

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

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.
Earlier Efforts

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

Denver's bicycle system is constructed and maintained by different city departments, depending on the type of facility.
 

Streets and Bike Lanes

On-street bike facilities (bike lanes, sharrows, signed routes) are the responsibility of Public Works.

Trails and Paths

Off-street  trails are built and maintained by Parks and Recreation.

Report a Problem

Report Problems Like:
  • Potholes/Sinkholes
  • Ice on paths or trails
  • Debris on the street



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