W line bike path breaks barriers for active transportation
In April, the FasTracks W line opened to great fanfare, connecting Union Station in downtown Denver to the Jefferson County Government Center with 12.1 miles of light rail tracks. But did you know that a bike path runs next to parts of the tracks?
“For years, rail systems have said no to bike paths along rail systems across the country, citing safety concerns,” says Dan Grunig, Bicycle Colorado executive director. “The fact that we now have this bike path demonstrates how strong our bicycle advocates’ voices are in Colorado. RTD, Denver, Lakewood, Bike Jeffco, Jefferson County and many others worked together to make this project a win-win for active transportation.”
Dan recently rode the bike path, and took photos of bicycle-related artwork and a bicycle/pedestrian-only track crossing. You can see more photos on our Facebook page.