The City of Boulder has more than 300 miles of dedicated bikeways. This includes on-street, contra-flow, designated routes, paved shoulders, multi-use paths and soft surface paths.
- Bike Lanes
Typically located along arterial streets and shown in red on the Bicycle and Pedestrian map, these portions of the road are reserved for the exclusive use of bike travel. Bicycle lanes are designated on the maps as "streets with bike lanes" (in each direction), "streets with single bike lanes" (in one direction), and "contra-flow bike lanes."
- Bike Routes
Generally residential streets or rural roads, bike routes are identified on the road by green bike signs. Bicycle routes are designated on maps as "designated bike routes," and "streets with paved shoulders."
Some bike routes are enhanced with a shared lane arrow or sharrow. This pavement marking is placed approximately three feet into the travel lane from the parking lane, adjacent right turn lane or curb and shows bicyclists where to ride and motorists where to expect bicyclists.
- Multi-use Paths
Boulder's multi-use paths are physically separated from streets for non-motorized travel, but shared by in-line skaters, runners, walkers, skateboards and non-motorized scooters. They can be a paved or soft surface.Multi-use paths are designated on the maps as "soft surface path," and "multi-use path."
Boulder has 75 underpasses, making it possible for almost complete uninterrupted travel no matter where you are headed. Few places in the world offer this level of convenience for avoiding busy intersections!
View frequently asked questions about biking in Boulder.
Need help planning your door-to-door bike route? Have questions or comments about how to improve bicycling in Boulder? Contact
, the City of Boulder's bicycle/pedestrian coordinator, at 303-441-3266.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 January 2013 11:50