Bicycle Colorado

CDOT Bike/Ped Design Guide Finalized

Bicycle Colorado is excited to announce that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has officially adopted the chapter on bicycle and pedestrian facility design in its Roadway Design Guide. The chapter provides guidelines on how to accommodate bicyclists on state roadways and is also a great resource for local bicycle advocates and planners who want to add bike facilities to roads in their towns.

Bicycle Colorado has been involved from the outset with the development of this chapter that addresses bicyclists’ and walkers’ needs in the design of roads, signage for bike routes and trail crossings. This is the first Colorado publication of its kind that specifically addresses the needs of  bicyclists.

The introduction to the chapter spells out CDOT’s commitment to including the needs of people who bike and walk in road design, noting their “strong emphasis on creating a seamless transportation system that persons of all ages and abilities can utilize for safe and convenient access to jobs, services, schools and recreation.”

Congratulations to CDOT for taking this important step in creating a safer, more effective transportation system.

Bicycle Colorado

About the Author: Bicycle Colorado

Bicycle Colorado is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Denver. We use advocacy, education and passion to make Colorado one of the most bicycle-friendly states in the nation. We encourage and promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions and provide a voice for people who ride bicycles in Colorado. With the support of our members and numerous partnerships across the public and private sector, we’ve made significant strides in improving bicycling since 1992.

Leave A COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Bicycle Colorado
@BicycleColo

Don't forget to become a Bicycle Colorado member before the end of #ColoradoBikeMonth! When you do, you can win!… https://t.co/9nWybwub3F

Ready for the ride of a lifetime? The #BikeMS Bighorn Country Classic will take you farther than you’ve ever gone b… https://t.co/wH5c6KLfhQ

The Latest News

  • Come say hi at the Denver Century Ride expo!
  • The #fbf is just proof that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! Our communications manager discovered this photo of his grandfather—taken in Englewood, CO circa 1990—while visiting family. Share any similar photos you have with #bicyclecolorado, and have a great weekend!
  • #BicycleColorado educators at the City of Lakewood Wellness & Safety Fair representing the Save the ‘Zone initiative!