Denver Metro Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Study

About the Study

CDOT is studying ways to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians within the Denver Metro Area known as CDOT Region 1 (Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, and Jefferson counties). This study includes an evaluation of hot spot (locations with a high concentration of crashes) and systemic (roadway features that are correlated with particular crash types rather than a pattern of existing crashes) improvements on CDOT-owned roadways, with a focus on bicycle and pedestrian safety upgrades.

The study includes engineering solutions to reduce bicycle and pedestrian related crashes. For each of the top prioritized locations, conceptual designs, planning level cost estimates, and benefit to cost ratios are prepared to support future safety grant applications.

Region 1 Bike & Pedestrian Study Map

  • Striping
  • Intersection Geometry
  • Signalization
  • Traffic Calming Measures
  • Shoulder Widths
  • Lighting

This study will accomplish the following:

  • Improve bicycle and pedestrian safety in the region (bike and pedestrian safety are regional priorities for CDOT)
  • Create process best practices for identifying future safety improvement needs and locations
  • Apply identified safety improvement solutions to CDOT roads within Region 1 (Denver and surrounding communities)
  • Learn and understand the safety improvement needs and preferences for communities within this region

Project Schedule

Data Collection: December 2021-January 2022
Safety Screening: January-April 2022
Priority Locations: April-June 2022
Safety Countermeasures: June-August 2022
Documentation: August-December 2022

Access the CDOT R1 Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Study