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City of Colorado Springs / Environmental Sustainability / News

2012 Colorado Springs bicycle infrastructure improvements
Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Union Buffered Bike Lanes
Union's buffered bike lanes

As bicycle infrastructure season winds down, Colorado Springs can celebrate 2012 improvements, including a milestone of reaching 100 miles of bicycle lanes. The City of Colorado Springs was able to add nearly 9 miles of bicycle lanes on 16 different streets in 2012, including the first buffered bicycle lanes on Union Boulevard between Monterey Road and the Circle Drive overpass in the southeast part of the city.  The City was also awarded a $200,000 federal grant to construct bicycle lanes on Hancock Avenue/Expressway between Hancock Drive and E. Bijou Street – that project will begin design in 2013. Finally, included in the PPRTA extension 2015 – 2024 project list that was recently approved by voters are $3M for more on-street bikeway improvements and $5M for trail improvements in Colorado Springs.

New bicycle lanes:

Roadway

Section

Miles

8th Street

Moreno Drive to Motor City Way

0.30

Airport Road

Circle Drive to Chelton Road

0.70

Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.

Springmeadow to Old Broadmoor Road

0.30

Colorado Avenue

Sahwatch to Tejon

0.20

Delta Drive

S. Chelton to Hancock Expressway

0.90

N. Hancock Avenue

Bridge over Templeton Gap Floodway to Illinois St. 

0.25

Institute Street

San Miguel to Platte

0.75

Las Vegas Street

S. Tejon  to Sierra Madre

0.40

Lower Gold Camp Road

21st Street to Moreno Avenue

0.65

Moreno Avenue

Lower Gold Camp to 8th Street

0.45

Nichols Blvd.

N. Hancock to INSERT LIMITS

0.15

Oro Blanco Drive

S. Carefree Circle to Austin Bluffs Parkway

1.80

Rio Grande Street

Wahsatch Avenue to Sierra Madre

0.60

Union Blvd.(buffered)

Monterey to Circle Drive Ramps

0.65

Vincent Drive/New Bridge 

Dublin to existing Vincent (by Woomen Nissan)

 0.30

Wahsatch Avenue

Fountain Blvd. to Rio Grande Street

0.20