Bicycle & Pedestrian Program

Bicyclists and Pedestrians cross I-25 using the Highland Bridge.

Walking and bicycling can be a fun and healthy way to enjoy our beautiful state, and the Colorado Department of Transportation encourages residents to make bicycling and walking a part of their regular routine.

Colorado Bike Month Information   2024 Summer Bike to Work Day Information

From the Safe Routes to School Program to the Share the Road Campaign, you will find information and resources to help you learn more about safe bicycling and walking. You can also learn more about the various health and economic benefits of bicycling and walking, and find the resources you need to make your community more bike and pedestrian friendly. You can even get involved in Colorado’s annual Bike to Work Day, or learn how to plan your own walking or bicycling event.

Active Transportation Plan Update

In Spring of 2024, CDOT kicked off an update to its Statewide Active Transportation Plan. This plan, an update to our 2012 Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, will set the stage for enhancing biking and walking throughout Colorado and embrace statewide momentum around active transportation investment with goals, policy recommendations, interagency collaboration, and a comprehensive process for evaluating and prioritizing projects which will improve safety, equity, mobility, connectivity, and sustainability across our transportation system.

Learn more about the plan here.

To help inform the goals and priorities of the new Active Transportation Plan, CDOT is conducting an initial survey. The survey should take about 5-10 minutes and asks about your walking and bicycling habits, what types of pedestrian and bicycling facilities you prefer (i.e. sidewalks, shared use paths, bike lanes), what barriers you encounter to walking and biking, and what would encourage you to walk or bike more.