In a recent survey, bicycle commuters made up 4% of the commuter mode-split. With 9 miles of lanes and sharrows in Downtown, and easy access to the Cherry Creek and Platte River trails, bicyclists have a number of options.
Ride Safe in Downtown Denver:
- Bicycles are vehicles, and must follow all the same rules: obey lights & signs, ride in the direction of traffic; ride on the street (except for designated bike routes on sidewalks); use hand signals when navigating.
- Do not ride on the 16th Street Mall, except for Sundays. On Sundays, bicycles are allowed to ride in the transit lane along the Mall.
- Lock bicycles to bike racks rather than trees, street lights or other sidewalk furnishings along the sidewalks. There are over 600 racks scattered throughout Downtown Denver, including "U" racks at every Mall intersection.
A City-wide bike-sharing program, similar to many successful programs in Europe, is due to be launched on April 22, 2010. Go to the Denver Bike Sharing website for more information about the program.
The Downtown Denver Business Improvement District approved funding for the addition of bicycle parking in Downtown. Approximately 100 new "U" racks were installed throughout Downtown.