Denver voters say “Yes!” to bike/walk funds!

From Bicycle Colorado

Thank you to all our supporters in Denver who voted Tuesday and helped overwhelmingly approved Measure 2A’s $431 million for transportation and mobility projects, delivering nearly 50 miles of protected bike lanes and neighborhood bikeways. More than $115 million will go directly to people-oriented projects such as new sidewalk and protected bike lane connections across the city.

“These bond projects are shaping our future. The projects in this bond package will touch every single neighborhood in Denver,” Kate McKenna, Chair of the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee, told The Denver Post.

Some of the signature projects will roll out in 2018-19. Look for work on the Broadway two-way protected bike lane that will extend the bikeway from I-25 to the Cherry Creek Trail at Speer Boulevard, plus intersection improvements and a new two-way protected lane on Buchtel Boulevard.

Other bike-ped projects funded by the measure include:

-47th & York bike-ped bridge–a safe crossing over railroad tracks in Globeville
-Jewell / Evans Station bike-ped bridge–a key east-west railroad crossing at Santa Fe
-Alameda Underpass bike-ped improvements–specific bike-ped safety improvements
-High Line Canal underpass–a safe trail crossing at Yale & Holly
-Yale Ave. improvements–safe crossings from I-25 to Quebec
-Yale Station–specific pedestrian improvements

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