US 36 Bikeway (part 1) opens June 24
The first phase of the US 36 Bikeway between Westminster and Louisville/Superior will be opened by CDOT on Bike to Work Day, June 24. All are invited to attend the grand opening of the bikeway at 9 am. The 12-foot wide bikeway, which features grade-separated crossings at sixteen intersections, will make it possible to bike to jobs, stores, homes and schools along the US 36 corridor.
When complete, you’ll be able to ride from Boulder to Westminster—helping fill a critical missing gap in the metro area’s bicycle path system. Learn more about the bikeway from 36 Commuting Solutions.
It has taken a long time and a lot of work by many people to see this first part of the bikeway completed. The sample clippings above from the bikeway campaign are from Bicycle Colorado newsletters from 2001, 2003 and 2006!
PeopleForBikes (then known as Bikes Belong) gave Bicycle Colorado one of its earliest grants to lead a campaign to get the bikeway included in the plans for US 36.
Funding for the project came from a number of federal, state and local sources. Thanks go to the many groups and individuals that played important roles over the past decade plus. Their persistence and commitment turned this bikeway into a reality. The remainder of the bikeway, from Louisville/Superior to Table Mesa Station is scheduled to open in early 2016.
Now, who wants to pitch in to extend the bikeway to Estes Park and downtown Denver?