The Final Design for 29th Avenue Bike Lane Is Longer Than the Original

29th ave bike lane
The 29th Avenue bike lane will be longer, but only slightly more protected than what was originally proposed. All images: DPW with orange labels added by Streetsblog

Back in May, bike planners from the Department of Public Works presented their concept for the 29th Avenue bike lane. Streetsblog hoped the final outcome would be better — and it isthough the painted buffer only covers a few sections.

Some good news: DPW will repurpose driving lanes and parking spaces to reduce speeds and make room for people on bikes, even though the agency received some push back from people worried about traffic congestion. So there’s some adherence to DPW’s stated goals of managing traffic by adding options for other travel modes.

The 29th Avenue bike lane will be longer than originally planned, too. After neighborhood input, planners extended it by four blocks. It will now stretch 2.3 miles from 15th and Central in LoHi to Sheridan Boulevard at the city’s western edge.

Installation is set for January, weather permitting. In the meantime, here are some before-and-after visuals of each section.

29th ave all sections

  • neroden

    This is a great improvement. But what’s with the crazy-dangerous gap in the eastbound bike lane between Speer and Clay, at one of the most dangerous intersections on the whole route? Is there a plan for reconfiguring this intersection to have special bike signals, perhaps?

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