Friday, June 3, 2011

New Denver infrastructure and the new Denver bike website

The trucks parked on the sidewalk are there to set up for an event in Civic Center Park.
If you spend any time in Denver on a bike, it's worth your while to visit Denver's first cycle track, located along Bannock Street across from the City and County Building near Civic Center Park. This facility is the culmination of years of effort and represents how far the city has come in embracing the support of bicycling as a transportation mode.

If you happen to ride South from Confluence Park along the Platte River Trail, you will no doubt encounter the large construction site where work is being done to complete the light rail Gold Line to Golden. There are detours along the trail as the project progresses, but are well marked. One infrastructural element that is impossible to miss is a massive steel-arched bridge that is being installed over the Platte River South of 13th Street.
The photo doesn't do justice as to how massive this bridge actually is.
Finally, please note that Denver has a great new website for bike information, maps, guidelines and feedback at The site is packed with useful information and links. Perhaps best of all is a feedback form where you can report a problem, offer input, suggestions or praise related to bike issues. The site also features a project polling survey area. The current poll has to do with bike route signage, so make sure you fill it out. Check it out soon and often.

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