After Denver Public Works installed the Arapahoe and Lawrence Street bike lanes in 2015, people who used them felt safer, and a lot more people biked on the streets. That's according to early results from a Denver Public Works study documenting the effects of the city's first parking-protected bikeways [PDF].
Plastic posts are not enough to keep drivers out of bike lanes, and here’s a #StreetFail that proves it. Reader Sloan Campi sent in these photos from the Arapahoe Street bike lane. She writes: I was riding in the protected bicycle lane on Arapahoe at 14th Street, when I stumbled upon a taxi parked in the […]
It’s been a notable year for walking, biking, and transit in the Mile High City. But what was the most notable? The best project? The worst? We put those questions and others to our readers, and the votes are in. Here are your winners of the first-ever Denver Streetsies. Best Livable Streets Victory Money talks — and gets votes. Governor John Hickenlooper’s $100 […]
The national bike advocacy group People for Bikes is pretty much the Zagat of bike infrastructure, and they’ve rated Denver’s Arapahoe Street bike lane the seventh-best bike lane installed in the country this year. Here’s more from the Boulder-based organization: If only these plastic posts could talk. This one-mile project was languishing as a line on a […]
Earlier this month Mayor Michael Hancock cut the ribbon on the Arapahoe Street protected bike lane and promised three more next year. What Hancock didn’t mention was that his Department of Public Works is already handing out special privileges to allow some people to park in the bike lane. He didn’t mention that one section […]
To help people — particularly drivers — get used to the new parking-protected bike lane on Arapahoe Street, Denver Public Works put on a “parking demo” for the media. It was pretty cheesy, but the idea was to show people how to park a car, unload it, and walk across the bike lane safely to get to the sidewalk. […]