Denver designing new “multi-modal” Broadway to include extended, permanent, protected bike lanes

Big changes are coming to more of Denver’s major streets.

The city plans to convert one traffic lane into a “transit only” lane on 15th, 17th, 18th & 19th Streets, and add protected bike lanes to 18th and 19th Streets.

Denver also plans to extend the protected bike lanes on South Broadway, which are part of a pilot project, and make them permanent.

The expansion is part of a plan to bring multi-modal improvements to one of Denver’s busiest streets.

“We’ll be upgrading pedestrian ramps and adding refuge areas,” said Nancy Kuhn, the Communications Director at Denver Public Works.

Those refuge areas, or extended, bowed out curbs, will shorten the distance from one side of the street to the other.

Additionally, Kuhn said they will upgrade 13 traffic/pedestrian signals along the corridor.