W. 72nd Ave Bicycle Lane and Walkway Construction Project

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POSTED 08/25/2010

Updated 09/23/2011

Project Overview:

W. 72nd Ave is a regional bicycle and pedestrian route with a 1 mile missing link between Simms and Kipling Street.  Because the corridor is adjacent to Oberon Middle School and crosses Union Pacific Railroad, the City is emphasizing pedestrian safety and bicycle friendliness by constructing individual facilities for each form of travel.  This project widens the paved street to add a 5 ft westbound bike lane and creates a wide walkway on the north side of the road.

Why is the City reconstructing bicycle and pedestrian pathways along W 72nd Ave?

The City of Arvada is committed to completing the City transportation network for all modes of traffic. W 72nd Ave is a major arterial roadway that connects residential neighborhoods to schools, parks, and recreational sites. Currently, the roadway lacks bicycle and pedestrian traveled ways on the north side of the road. To ease traffic congestion and create an inviting atmosphere for travelers, the City is constructing pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to promote walking, biking, and transit access for local trips.

Project Benefits:

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.

Project Status:

The project is now complete. For more information about the project, please contact:

John Firouzi
Transportation Engineer