Denver Mobility News


New Bike Signal!
A new kind of traffic signal...
Have you seen this new bicycle traffic signal at 15th and Lawrence downtown? Denver Public Works developed a new, unique design to improve safety and traffic flow. Bike signals aim to prevent collisions by giving people on bikes their own traffic signal phase, or "head start," to cross busier intersections.

Denver Launches Broadway/Lincoln Bike Study 
Denver Public Works is looking at how to incorporate a bike facility along the Broadway/Lincoln corridor. Phase 1 of the study, which is currently underway, will look at existing conditions along the corridor from Colfax to I-25, gather community input, and identify potential design alternatives, benefits and trade-offs. Phase 2 of the study will create a demonstration project, or "living lab," of the preferred alternative. Read more about the study and how to get involved at

Enhanced Crosswalks Pilot along Speer Blvd

Denver Public Works is installing enhanced crosswalks on Speer Blvd at Wewatta, Lawrence, and Larimer Streets. Staff will be evaluating the durability of the pavement marking materials as well as their effectiveness at increasing the visibility of the intersection and improving the comfort level of people who walk and bike across Speer.

Multiple Mobility Projects
Underway at 38th and Blake  
A significant transformation is happening near 38th and Blake, where a new RTD rail station is set to open next year. Denver is installing new sidewalk connections to the station, constructing a new bridge over 38th with bike lanes and wide sidewalks, and constructing a new pedestrian bridge. See our website for more info.

A look at the old Blake Street Bridge. The new bridge will be flatter so drivers can better see bicyclists and pedestrians.

What do you think of Federal Boulevard? We Want to Hear from You!
Denver is studying a 9-mile stretch of Federal Blvd within the city limits from Floyd Ave to Columbine Road, looking at safety, aesthetics, and how this roadway operates from the perspectives of people who take transit, walk, bike, and drive. the full kickoff of the study is anticipated before the end of 2015 and will take about one year to complete. Please provide your input by taking our short survey! 

Bikelife Denver - Fall Edition!
What's new on Denver streets? Click on the cover image to see the new fall edition of BikeLife Denver! 
Updated Bike Map!
Denver has updated its bike map to include the latest and 
greatest new  facilities.
Download your free map by clicking on the bike map icon or find printed copies at Denver libraries and rec centers.
2nd Edition - October 2015
In the News -   Transportation and Mobility Funding
Increasing Safe  Transportation Choices
Mayor Michael B. Hancock has proposed to invest an additional $7.1 million dollars in the city's transportation system in 2016 to fund intersection improvements, new bike facilities, enhanced crosswalks, and preliminary engineering work for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along East Colfax. Goals also include developing an action and implementation plan for VisionZero, an initiative that aims to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries on Denver roadways. 
Las Vegas MAX BRT 
Denver Adds More Parking Downtown
Denver Public Works has transformed a vacant
piece o f city-owned property into new parking  spaces for residents and visitors. The new surface lot at 20th and Chestnut opened this summer with  47 new spaces. The lot is close to Coors Field  and surrounding neighborhoods.

Denver's New Parking-Protected Bike Lanes
How to Park along Denver's New Protected Bike Lanes

Heads Up: Parking will be a little different along Denver's newest protected bike lanes!

Denver's new protected bike lanes on Arapahoe and Lawrence Streets downtown will separate vehicle and bicycle traffic with a row of parking. People who park along the new bike lanes will cross the bike lane, on foot, to pay the meter. See our video to the right that illustrates this new feature. For a more detailed look at the protected bike lane plans, click here.


Multi-Modal Morrison Road Improvements 
Denver is improving safety along Morrison Road with several projects along the busy stretch. This summer, a new traffic signal was installed at Morrison and Perry. Concrete bulb-outs are going in at five intersections to shorten the walking distance across Morrison. Additional improvements are being made at the intersection of Alameda, Knox Court, and Morrison Road that will help people cross the intersection more safely and continue onto their destinations. Next year, Denver Public Works will install a neighborhood bikeway on Knox Court from Kentucky to Alameda, prioritizing bike travel with increased comfort and safety for cyclists.

Intersection Improvements Completed at 
Colfax and Sheridan
Denver has upgraded the traffic signal system at Colfax and Sheridan to add larger, 12-inch signal lights, new pedestrian countdown indications, new crosswalks, and ADA ramps. Flashing yellow left turn arrows were also installed to maximize the number of turns during each cycle and help alleviate congestion.

New Bike and Pedestrian Bridge Opens on Denver's West Side 


Mayor Hancock joins the community in  celebrating a new bridge near Barnum


Mayor Hancock, along with District 3 City Councilman Paul Lopez and representatives from Denver Public Works and Denver Parks and Recreation, cut a ribbon September 12 to mark the opening of a new bike and pedestrian bridge over U.S. 6 that connects two parks and the Villa Park neighborhood to the north with the Barnum neighborhood to the south. Public Works staff assisted the project team on the design and placement of the bridge that's offering pedestrians and people on bikes with a safer, more convenient way to cross the highway.


Earlier this summer, the city opened a new pedestrian and bike bridge over I-25 at Colorado Blvd that connects RTD's light rail station with adjacent neighborhoods.  

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