The City requires all new roads, as
well as reconstruction or resurfacing of existing roads, to
Each year the City implements at least two
bike projects from the Lakewood Bicycle System Master Plan. These may include
placing wayfinding signs along routes or widening shoulders.
During summer 2016, a buffered bike lane was installed on Denver West Parkway to provide additional distance between vehicles and bicyclists.
The Lakewood Bicycle Advisory Team
(LBAT), composed of bicycle enthusiasts, is assisting City staff in updating the Lakewood Bicycle
Master Plan adopted by City Council in 2005. If you would like to give your
input, you are welcome to attend the LBAT meetings held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday
of every month in the Public Works Conference Room in the Civic Center.
Contact Gary Harty at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In 2009, the City started installing bike
symbols on the pavement of bike routes that intersect
arterial and collector streets to improve bicyclist safety.
City has also recently installed green bike boxes in the bike
lanes on Garrison
Street between Colfax and 1st Avenue. Their purpose is to make
drivers aware that cars are not allowed in that area and thus,
make the lane safer for bicyclists.
Also new are
sharrows (shared-lane markings) as seen in the photo below. They
are used on streets that do not have enough room for a bicycle lane to remind motorists to share the road with cyclists.