W. 74th Avenue Bike Lane and Walkway Project

POSTED 01/20/2009

Updated 08/24/2010

Project Overview:

Transportation Planners and Engineers at DRCOG used a unique process to proportionally distribute Economic Recovery funds amongst municipal governments in Metropolitan Denver.

The W 74th Avenue Bike Lane and Walkway project constructs a paved shoulder bikeway and completes missing portions of sidewalk along the north side of W 74th Ave from Carr Dr to Kipling St. The project was selected for economic recovery funding in the City of Arvada.

Why is the City constructing bicycle and pedestrian pathways along W 74th Ave?

The City of Arvada is committed to completing the City transportation network for all modes of traffic. West 74th Ave is a collector roadway that connects residential neighborhoods to schools, parks, and recreational sites. To ease traffic congestion and create an inviting atmosphere for travelers, the City is enhancing 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