Walking and Biking

Make your next trip Downtown a human-powered one!

In Downtown Denver, you’ll find pedestrian-friendly city blocks and miles of bike lanes. With over 20 miles of bike lanes in Downtown and easy access to the Cherry Creek and Platte River trails, bicyclists have safe and convenient options for biking into and around Downtown Denver. Based on the 2012 Commuter Survey, more than 8 percent of Downtown employees commute to work by biking and walking.

Even if you have a long commute, consider walking or biking for part of the trip. Walking and biking can only lead to a happier, healthier you. Learn more about how “walkable” Downtown Denver is on walkscore.com.

If biking, remember that bicycles are vehicles and must follow all the same rules: obey lights and signs, ride in the direction of traffic, ride on the street (except for designated bike routes on sidewalks) and use hand signals when navigating.

Where can I lock my bike in Downtown Denver?

First, check with your building. Many of the large Downtown buildings offer secure bicycle parking for free or a low rate. Otherwise, there are over 600 racks scattered throughout Downtown Denver, including “U” racks at every Mall intersection. Lock bicycles to bike racks rather than trees, street lights or other sidewalk furnishings along the sidewalks. Please do not park your bike along the 16th Street Mall.

Can I ride my bike on the 16th Street Mall?

Bicycling (as well as skateboarding, rollerblading, and the use of Segways) is currently prohibited on the Mall, except on Sundays. Bicycling is allowed on every other street in Downtown.

Can I take my bike on the bus and light rails?

Absolutely! It’s easy to take your bike along for the ride with RTD’s Bike-n-Ride program. Bikes travel free on bus and light rails on a first-come, first-served basis. If you only need your bike for part of the trip, RTD also offers bike lockers and racks at many Park-n-Rides and stations.

Learn More

City of Denver Bike Map

Denver B-cycle


Bike to Work Day