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Boulder is a special place for bicyclists. With more than 300 days of sunshine, more than 300 miles of dedicated bikeways, and an active culture that nurtures it, biking is one of the best ways to get around Boulder. Of course, our bike-friendly community didn't happen by chance; it is the result of decades of community efforts and thoughtful planning.

The City of Boulder's dedicated bikeways include on-street bike lanes, contra-flow bike lanes, designated bike routes, paved shoulders, multi-use paths and soft-surface paths.

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Bike lanes

Typically located along arterial streets and shown in red on the 2013 Bike and Pedestrian map, these portions of the road are reserved exclusively for bike travel.

Bike Lanes

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Bike routes

Generally residential streets or rural roads, designated bike routes are identified on the road by green bike signs.

Bike Routes

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Some bike routes are enhanced with a shared lane arrow (sharrow). This pavement marking is placed approximately three feet into the travel lane from the parking lane, adjacent right-turn lane, or curb and shows bicyclists where to ride and motorists where to expect bicyclists.

Multi-use paths

Boulder's multi-use paths are physically separated from streets for non-motorized travel, and are shared by bikes, pedestrians, runners, skaters and non-motorized scooters. Multi-use paths can be a paved or soft surface.

Multi-use Paths

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Boulder has 75 underpasses, making it possible for almost completely uninterrupted travel, no matter where you are headed.

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Learn about walking in Boulder, our miles of pedestrian-friendly travel routes and your rights and responsibilities as a pedestrian.


With 300 days of sunshine, miles of bikeways, and an active culture, biking is one of the best ways to get around Boulder.


RTD owns and operates a fleet of buses that transport passengers throughout Boulder and connect with regional bus routes in other cities.

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GO Boulder offers a variety of resources to help safely complete trips on bike, foot or bus. Includes carpools, vanpools and car sharing.

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