US 36 Bikeway: New “Highway for Cyclists”

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The bicycle route from Boulder to WesUS 36 Bikewaytminster is now safer and simpler, providing a direct commuter highway for cyclists. The 18-mile US 36 Bikeway runs from Table Mesa Station in Boulder to 80th Avenue in Westminster. The 12-foot-wide bikeway features protective barriers from motorists, underpasses and way finding signage.

The first portion of the US 36 Bikeway (from Westminster to Louisville/Superior) opened June 24, 2015, and the remaining 7-mile segment to Table Mesa Station opened March 1, 2016.

36 Commuting Solutions advocated for the US 36 Bikeway in conjunction with the CDOT and local governments since the 1990’s.  A commuter bikeway was one recommendation for multi-modal access included in the US 36 Environmental Impact Statement.

The US 36 Bikeway ties into local bicycling facilities and connects to the six US 36 RTD Stations. There is also way finding signage to guide bicyclists to existing bike paths and trail systems within the corridor. Those using the US 36 Bikeway will be able to safely travel through intersections via the following underpasses:

92nd Avenue

BNSF Railroad

120th Avenue

East Flatiron Circle

West Flatiron Circle

88th Street

McCaslin Boulevard

Avista Hospital

Westminster Boulevard

Uptown Avenue

Wadsworth Parkway

East of Davidson Mesa

Interlocken Loop

Coal Creek

Cherryvale Road

South Boulder Creek

US36BW2The remaining places where cyclists will cross at signalized intersections include Sheridan Boulevard/88th Avenue and Church Ranch Boulevard/104th in Westminster.

The Bike 36 map includes bicycle facilities, such as bike lanes and multi-use paths, that connect with the US 36 Bikeway to help cyclists navigate communities in the Northwest region.


Video of a cyclist on US 36 Bikeway
 Directions from Denver to the US 36 Bikeway
Bike 36 Interactive Map
 Spring 2016 Boulder County Bike Life