Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning
Bicycling and walking are important means of travel for thousands of people in the Denver region each day. That's why DRCOG works to support safety, comfortable and connected bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The benefits of providing bicycle and pedestrian facilities include:
- Enhancing personal mobility options for people of all ages and incomes,
- Reducing motor vehicle travel, travel costs, fuel consumption and air pollution, and
- Improving overall health with increased physical activity
FHWA Bikeway Selection Guide Workshop
DRCOG hosted a FHWA Bikeway Selection Guide workshop in October 2019, where participants learned about facility selection process and techniques. Click here to see the presentation materials from that workshop.
Active Transportation Plan
DRCOG Bicycle and Pedestrian Products
DRCOG has produced valuable resources for bicycle and pedestrian planning including:
- The regional Active Transportation Plan envisions a safe, comfortable and connected network, and highlights opportunities and implementation strategies to improve active transportation cross the Denver region. An executive summary is also available.
- Active Transportation Plan - Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Report (2019) analyzes collisions in the Denver region between a pedestrian or bicyclist and motor vehicles.
- The Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Map shows the locations of crashes from 2010-2015 involving bicycles and pedestrians in the Denver region.
Bike to Work Day
Every year, DRCOG Way to Go coordinates and holds Bike to Work Day in the region on the fourth Wednesday in June. It is the second-largest Bike to Work Day event in the nation. In 2021, Bike to Work Day will be commemorated on Wednesday, Sept. 22.