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].
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 […]
Mayor Michael Hancock officially opened Denver’s first parking-protected bike lanes Thursday with some revelry on the corner of 16th and Arapahoe. The two new bike lanes — one on Arapahoe Street and one on Lawrence Street — run a little over one mile each, from Auraria Campus to 24th Street. They include traffic signals that finally give people on bikes a safe way […]
Public Works crews are installing much-needed parking-protected bike lanes on Arapahoe and Lawrence streets, and it hasn’t taken long for some news outlets to frame the safety measures as an undue burden for drivers. On Monday the Denver Post reported that construction would “snarl” traffic. Today Fox31 used the same verb to describe how changing the street might annoy […]
Denver Public Works has been criticized for picking low-hanging fruit when it comes to designing bike infrastructure, but it’s safe to say the parking-protected bike lanes coming to Lawrence and Arapahoe streets are a bit higher up in the tree. Even better, they’ll probably be fully built by the end of October. Reps from DPW’s bike projects department […]