Public Encouraged to Attend Upcoming Bikeway Meetings
|Elevate Denver Bond Program to Accelerate Bikeway Installations Citywide|
Eight Public Meetings Planned in April/May
DENVER – With the goal of making bicycling in Denver a safe and viable transportation option for people of all abilities, the city will be installing 125 miles of new bikeways over the next five years, increasing the number households within a 5-minute ride of a high-comfort bike facility from 38 to 75 percent.
50 of the 125 miles of new bikeways will be funded by $18M from the Elevate Denver Bond, approved by voters in 2017.
“Our city’s transportation future must offer everyone more ways to get around using different modes, and improving mobility equity and options for every resident makes everyone’s commute easier,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “The people of Denver overwhelmingly said ‘yes’ to supporting more mobility options for people to choose from to move about our city, and we are primed and ready to get moving on delivering more high comfort bikeways in neighborhoods that need more options.”
Public meetings are planned in April and May to educate residents about eight (8) high-comfort, bond-funded bikeways that will be installed in 2020 that will add about 9 miles of bikeways to the city’s network. The first meeting is this Wednesday, April 24, in Green Valley Ranch. Other meeting locations and times are listed below and at www.denvergov.org/bikeprogram.
The high comfort bikeways will provide:
· Dedicated space on the street for people who drive cars and ride bikes
· Street designs that lower the stress of riding and reduce potential conflicts between bikes and cars
· A convenient and more viable way for people to get around safely
· Better connections to the places people want to go, such as schools, parks, trails and transit.
“We are excited to have additional funding for better and more comfortable bikeways in Denver and to begin to move the needle on the number of people who can get around by bike,” said Eulois Cleckley, Executive Director of Denver Public Works. “We encourage the city’s residents to engage with us at these open houses and provide input on how we can best tailor the projects to their communities.”
Public Meetings: New, High Comfort Bikeways
(For updates, visit www.denvergov.org/bikeprogram)
Bikeway: Green Valley Ranch Road from Tower to Picadilly Roads
Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center
Bikeway: Clayton Street from 40th to 52nd Avenues
Swansea Rec Center
Bikeway: S. Marion Street, E. Virginia to E. Bayaud Avenues
Wash Park Boathouse
Bikeway: N. Crown Boulevard from E. Albrook Drive to E. 56th Avenue
Montbello Rec Center
Bikeway: City Park Esplanade from 16th to 17th Avenues
Bikeway: E. Princeton Avenue from Eastmoor to Tamarac Drives
Southmoor Elementary School
Bikeway: W. 23rd Avenue from Speer to Federal Boulevards
Bikeway: Central Park Boulevard from Montview Boulevard to 36th Avenue
Central Park Rec Center