There are many transportation options for workers in Lakewood including mass transit, express highways, carpool, and bike paths. Workers commuting to and from Lakewood can travel along the W light rail line, a part of the metro area’s entire transportation network.
Lakewood Transportation Developments
- The W light rail line, part of FasTracks, a $6.7 billion project to buildout the region's entire mass transit system by 2019, is underway. The expansion is the largest simultaneous transit buildout in U.S. history and will make Metro Denver one of the top five regions in the country in terms of miles of fixed rail.
- Wadsworth Boulevard Improvements from 10th Avenue to 14th Avenue will continue in 2014.
- The E-470 and the Northwest Parkway toll roads offer ease of travel on the perimeter of the metro area.
- The C-470 and Alameda Parkway Interchange adds an additional regional highway connection to Lakewood.
- Employers in Metro Denver can purchase EcoPasses for their employees. The transit pass allows seven-day access to RTD services, Metro Denver's public transportation provider.
- Numerous bike paths also weave throughout the Metro Denver area. The Colorado General Assembly declared June as Colorado Bike Month with the fourth Wednesday of the month being Bike to Work Day. Nearly 30,000 riders participate in this annual event.