DENVER - Denver Public Works has begun work on the Phase I of the 15th Street Bikeway - a new buffered bike lane that will pilot features that are new to Denver.
INFORMATIONAL GRAPHIC: 15th Street Bikeway: What's New?
Public Works began to install a bike lane in the left hand lane of 15th Street from Cleveland Place to Larimer Street with the following enhancements:
- green pavement markings to warn bicyclists and motorists of potential conflict points
- bike box at 15th and Cleveland, giving bicyclists priority at the intersection
- turn queue box at 15th and Welton to aid bicyclists in making a right turn
- dedicated bike signals at 15th and Lawrence
Prep work for the Bikeway began last week and crews began installing pavement markings specific to the Bikeway on Aug. 22.
The new facility will be open for use in the coming weeks. Work will require a closure of the left lane of 15th Street, and temporary closures along the corridor throughout the project.
At its completion, the 15th Street Bikeway project will help organize all modes of traffic along the corridor, with bicyclists using the left lane, motorists in the middle lanes, and buses on the right.
The installation of Phase I of the 15th Street Bikeway will be celebrated on Aug. 29 when City Officials and bike partners take the inaugural ride down the newly redesigned corridor. Information on this event will be provided in the coming week.
As always, the public's patience and cooperation during work is greatly appreciated. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.
Find out more about the program here: denvergov.org/bikeprogram.
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