Buffered bike lanes are coming to Westminster!
(Apr 06, 2017)
In order to improve safety and mobility for bicyclists and motorists, the city will apply a new configuration of roadway striping on a portion of 90th Avenue and Vance Street to create the city's first buffered bike lanes.
Buffered bike lanes widen bike lane striping and add a cross-hatch pattern in between to create a visual buffer between motor vehicles and bikes.
The project will re-purpose a traffic lane in each direction to add a 5-foot bike lane with a 3-foot buffer, and widen remaining travel lanes to 13 feet on 90th Avenue (from Wadsworth Boulevard to Pierce Street) and on Vance Street (from 92nd Avenue to 90th Avenue).
Buffered bike lanes appeal to a wider cross-section of bicycle users because they contribute to the perception of safety among users of the bicycle network.
The project will start in May and should take approximate 10 business days to complete. More buffered bike lanes will be coming this summer.
During the construction process it will be necessary to implement daytime lane closures on 90th Avenue and on Vance Street. Motorists should expect delays and alternate routes are advised.
This Complete Street project is part of Westminster’s Mobility Action Plan and is the first of its kind in Westminster.