The Alkire Street Safe Route to School (SRTS) project will formalize an existing southbound bike lane and install a northbound bike lane, thus providing bike lanes in both directions for the majority of the road between W. 75th Ave and W. 80th Ave. With a matching trail located on the west side of the roadway, the project develops a “complete street” that directly serves Van Arsdale Elementary School and is a heavily used pedestrian route to Ralston Valley High School.
What is a Safe Route to School project?
Colorado is a participant in the federally funded Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) initiative that brings together advocacy groups, public schools, and government agencies to advance youth bicycle-pedestrian travel to schools.
How much federal funding is available to Arvada?
The City was awarded $146,113 to design and construct the bicycle facilities. The planned project will utilize the funds for design and completion by Fall 2012.
Congestion Relief: developing bikeways and sidewalks allow safe travel for non-motorized trips to local destinations, therefore reducing congestion on roadways.
Connectivity: constructing the bike lane and sidewalk completes a missing link in the trail system and enhances network connectivity.
Environment: multi-modal transportation corridors promote transportation alternatives that reduce traffic congestion, energy consumption, and greenhouse gases.
The project is now complete. For more information about the project, please contact: