Here’s what $5.6 million will add to Denver’s bike system this year

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A biker blows through a four-way stop on 16th Street in City Park West. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A biker blows through a four-way stop on 16th Street in City Park West. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

On Monday night, the Denver City Council approved a $5.6 million contract for bike facilities over the next three years.

This year, money will go towards installing three protected bike lanes, two neighborhood bikeways and some bike parking, according to Denver Public Works. Or think of it this way: 4.5 miles of bicycle infrastructure.

Each project will cost from $200,000 to $450,000, says DPW Spokesperson Heather Burke, but the exact costs aren’t known yet.

“As Denver grows, our goal is to continue to provide more viable travel options to residents,” Burke said via email. “This includes enhancing Denver’s bike network with low-stress connections to help people get around the city easier.”