14th Street Protected Bikeway
Running straight through the heart of Denver’s downtown entertainment district, 14th Street is one of the Mile High City’s most important thoroughfares. The City wanted to upgrade an existing painted bike lane along the route into a fully separated facility that makes cycling a more appealing option. Using the latest research and cutting-edge best practices culled from national resources, Toole Design developed a new design that provides curb protection for people on bikes while also accommodating existing curb extensions and maintaining access for street sweeping and snow removal equipment. The new 14th Street bike facilities were the first curb-separated bike lanes in Denver.
As Denver’s “Ambassador Street,” 14th Street is home to the Colorado Convention Center, the beloved “big blue bear” statue, the Denver Performing Arts Center, a University of Colorado Denver branch, and now, the 14th Street Protected Bikeway.