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Lakewood is a Bicycle Friendly Community

The City requires all new roads, as well as reconstruction or resurfacing of existing roads, to accommodate cyclists.  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.

 

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Lakewood Bicycle Advisory Team

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 g.harty04@gmail.com for more information.

 

Bicyclist Safety

In 2009, the City started installing bike symbols on the pavement of bike routes that intersect arterial and collector streets to improve bicyclist safety.

 

The 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.  

 

Green bicycle box

  

 

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.  

Sharrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

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Contact Information:

Traffic and Transportation Engineering
470 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7980

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