Bicycling in Denver

With bicycling increasing in Denver, Public Works is always making improvements to bicycling infrastructure, such as bike lanes, sharrows, and now the 15th Street Bikeway. For more details on our latest progress, visit our infrastructure projects page.

The newest bike lanes to the growing bicycle infrastructure system include Globeville, Park Hill, and LoHi. These include:

  • W 1st Ave between Sheridan and Knox Ct (buffered bike lane)
  • MLK Blvd between Quebec St and Central Park Blvd (buffered bike lane)
  • E 47th Ave between Lincoln and Washington Streets
  • Bayaud Street between Steele and Colorado

Announcements and Detours

Public Works – Transportation is pleased to begin accepting applications for its new Bike Parking Program.  The Bike Parking Program creates a streamlined process to apply for bike parking in the Public Right-of-Way, provides new options for both on-the-sidewalk inverted u-racks and in-the-parking lane bike corrals, and updates design standards for both bike parking types.  The Program will also provide City Funding for those applications that meet the highest demand for bike parking as part of Denver’s Transportation System. Currently, the eligibility window for City funding is closed, but any business can apply for bike parking at any time to procure and install on their own. Learn more here.

Community Meeting
August 31, 2015
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Montclair Civic Center
6829 E. 12th Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

Review and provide feedback for recommended neighborhood bikeway designs along 12th Ave. & Garfield St.

West 35th Avenue Neighborhood Bikeway Study Open House
Tuesday, September 1st  from  5:00 – 7:00 PM
Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop, 3800 Irving Street
View flyer here

In 2015, Denver Public Works will be installing a Neighborhood Bikeway (NBW, formerly known as Bike Boulevard) on Knox Ct from Alameda/Morrison to Kentucky St, and will be designing three NBWs. Learn more here.
The City & County of Denver is constantly working to improve the over 100 miles of trails in the parks system. When doing improvements there may be temporary detours due to construction. We are committed to providing the safest detours available for the shortest amount of time necessary in order to minimize impacts to users. For additional information related to current or planned trails detours, please refer to the project list HERE.

A publication dedicated to all things “bike” has arrived in the Mile High City!  The first edition of BikeLife Denver is hot off the presses. It will be available at several locations over the next few weeks and is on-line now at  

Through funding from the Denver Regional Council of Governments, Denver Public Works will be installing bicycle detection at seven intersections across Denver. Learn more about the program here and learn how to use detection here.

The League of American Bicyclists recognized Denver with a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community award for 2015! The Mile High City’s next goal is to ‘go for the gold’ as a Bicycle Friendly Community! Denver Public Works is already working with partners and businesses to review the feedback and work to be the best City for bicycling. 
Read the feedback here

Report a Problem

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

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