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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?
of Arvada is committed to completing the City transportation
network for all modes of traffic. W 72nd Ave is a major arterial
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
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.
multi-modal transportation corridors promote transportation
alternatives that reduce traffic congestion, energy consumption, and
The project is now complete. For more information about the project, please contact: