Denver Public Works is making it even more convenient for cyclists around the city.
They are installing brand new bikes lanes this summer, while also updating some lanes that are already in place.
The West 29th Avenue bike lane is under construction right now.
DPW is installing a 3-mile buffered bike lane in both directions of West 29th Avenue from Central to Sheridan Boulevard.
Crews are currently milling and paving part of the bike lane from Speer to Sheridan boulevards. When it’s finished (expected to be done end of June), the bike lane will help create a more comfortable ride for people on bikes who are coming in and out of downtown.
The bike lanes on 29th will vary between 5- and 6-feet wide. Once installed, parking will not be allowed on the north side of the street between Lowell and Sheridan. DPW says it was a tradeoff to accommodate the bike lane.
Also this summer, DPW is installing Denver’s first neighborhood bikeway on Knox Court from Kentucky to Alameda Avenue. This project should be done by the end of summer. Crews are also in the process of designing a neighborhood bikeway for West 35th Avenue. (between Navajo Street and Sheridan Boulevard.
Another project is called the “green wave."
It’s a brand new feature that will make your cycling commute a whole lot faster near downtown Denver.
To help cyclist get into downtown quicker and easier, DPW synchronized the signals from 16th Avenue from Park Avenue West to Broadway, so bikes will make fewer stops during morning rush hour (5 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday).
The traffic signal timing is synchronized so a bike traveling westbound will arrive at a green light.
To catch the “green wave” cyclists must ride at least 13 mph along the whole stretch.
DPW says about 700 bikes a day ride along that stretch so this feature will help cyclists get to their location faster.
Other Denver 2016 bike projects:
- 14th Street Protected Bikeway: This summer, the existing bike lane on 14th Street from Market to Colfax will be upgraded to a parking-protected bike lane. (July)
- Stout Street: This summer, DPW will upgrade the bike lane on Stout Street. From 19th to 26th Streets it will be a parking protected bike lane, and from 26th to Downing Streets it will be buffered. This will happen in June.
- Champa Street Bike Lane: This summer, DPW will add a buffered bike lane on Champa Street from 20th to Downing Streets. This should also be done in June.