Central Golden Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Projects

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Ford Street with cars parked along the side of the road.

The Planning Department, in collaboration with Public Works, is proposing several bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements along the Ford Street and Jackson Street corridors between 14th Street and 24th Street. In accordance with the adopted 2023 Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan, the City is proposing the following projects:

  • A protected bike lane on Ford Street between 14th & 24th
  • A protected bike lane on Jackson Street between 14th & 24th
  • Adding a raised four-way intersection at Jackson Street & 24th
  • Intersection improvements at Ford Street & 14th

Community Engagement Opportunities

Open House # 1:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024 (5:30 - 7:00 p.m.)
  • Ride Wrap: 1950 Ford St, Golden, CO 80401 (Note: Building entrance is off of Ford Street, and there is a wheelchair accessible entrance along Ford Street as well.)

The main purpose of this open house is for city staff to hear public feedback on the proposed design. Public feedback will be incorporated as the project moves through the design process. City is currently working on developing the design plans for this project and is in the process of pursuing construction funding.

Future Public Engagement Opportunities

  • Open House #2 - September 2024: Discuss how feedback was incorporated from the first open house in the revised design.

Accessibility Support

Please contact Steph Piperno (spiperno@cityofgolden.net or 303-597-5242) if you, a person you are assisting, or an organization needs additional help to engage with our planning process due to limited access to technology, a disability or a language access need.

Póngase en contacto con Steph Piperno (spiperno@cityofgolden.net o 303-597-5242) si usted, una persona a la que asiste o una organización necesita ayuda adicional para participar en nuestro proceso de planificación debido a un acceso limitado a la tecnología, una discapacidad o una necesidad de acceso lingüístico.

The Planning Department, in collaboration with Public Works, is proposing several bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements along the Ford Street and Jackson Street corridors between 14th Street and 24th Street. In accordance with the adopted 2023 Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan, the City is proposing the following projects:

  • A protected bike lane on Ford Street between 14th & 24th
  • A protected bike lane on Jackson Street between 14th & 24th
  • Adding a raised four-way intersection at Jackson Street & 24th
  • Intersection improvements at Ford Street & 14th

Community Engagement Opportunities

Open House # 1:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024 (5:30 - 7:00 p.m.)
  • Ride Wrap: 1950 Ford St, Golden, CO 80401 (Note: Building entrance is off of Ford Street, and there is a wheelchair accessible entrance along Ford Street as well.)

The main purpose of this open house is for city staff to hear public feedback on the proposed design. Public feedback will be incorporated as the project moves through the design process. City is currently working on developing the design plans for this project and is in the process of pursuing construction funding.

Future Public Engagement Opportunities

  • Open House #2 - September 2024: Discuss how feedback was incorporated from the first open house in the revised design.

Accessibility Support

Please contact Steph Piperno (spiperno@cityofgolden.net or 303-597-5242) if you, a person you are assisting, or an organization needs additional help to engage with our planning process due to limited access to technology, a disability or a language access need.

Póngase en contacto con Steph Piperno (spiperno@cityofgolden.net o 303-597-5242) si usted, una persona a la que asiste o una organización necesita ayuda adicional para participar en nuestro proceso de planificación debido a un acceso limitado a la tecnología, una discapacidad o una necesidad de acceso lingüístico.

Questions

Public engagement will begin on June 18 with our first open house, but please let us know if you have any questions in the meantime!  

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  • Share Please describe the bike lane Buffer. Is it a curb, a concrete barrier or other material? Also, it appears that all 2023 bike/vehicle collisions occurred along busy streets. Why are we not taking this opportunity to route the bike lane for this area along a quieter secondary route such as East Street? on Facebook Share Please describe the bike lane Buffer. Is it a curb, a concrete barrier or other material? Also, it appears that all 2023 bike/vehicle collisions occurred along busy streets. Why are we not taking this opportunity to route the bike lane for this area along a quieter secondary route such as East Street? on Twitter Share Please describe the bike lane Buffer. Is it a curb, a concrete barrier or other material? Also, it appears that all 2023 bike/vehicle collisions occurred along busy streets. Why are we not taking this opportunity to route the bike lane for this area along a quieter secondary route such as East Street? on Linkedin Email Please describe the bike lane Buffer. Is it a curb, a concrete barrier or other material? Also, it appears that all 2023 bike/vehicle collisions occurred along busy streets. Why are we not taking this opportunity to route the bike lane for this area along a quieter secondary route such as East Street? link

    Please describe the bike lane Buffer. Is it a curb, a concrete barrier or other material? Also, it appears that all 2023 bike/vehicle collisions occurred along busy streets. Why are we not taking this opportunity to route the bike lane for this area along a quieter secondary route such as East Street?

    Renee asked 21 days ago

     

    The bike lane is still in early design, but the lane buffer will likely be a concrete barrier combined with a vertical flex post in between the concrete barriers. 

     

    East Street is classified as a Neighborhood Bikeway on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and is a great option for people looking to bike along a quieter street. Ford and Jackson, however, parallel several businesses and destinations that people may be trying to bike to including Safeway, the High School, and people’s homes, so safe access is also needed on Ford and Jackson. Additionally, this project aims to improve both bicycle and pedestrian safety. We are looking at ways to reduce vehicle speeds on Ford and Jackson which will make it safer for all users of the corridor, not just bicyclists. These changes will benefit anyone who chooses to bike on East Street, but still needs to cross over Ford and Jackson to access downtown or other destinations. 

  • Share Does the plan include eliminating the pedestrian beg buttons at Jackson St and 19th St and at Ford St and 19th St? The pedestrian signals at these intersections should come on with every cycle, eliminating the need for the buttons. If no pedestrian is there, traffic is not slowed. on Facebook Share Does the plan include eliminating the pedestrian beg buttons at Jackson St and 19th St and at Ford St and 19th St? The pedestrian signals at these intersections should come on with every cycle, eliminating the need for the buttons. If no pedestrian is there, traffic is not slowed. on Twitter Share Does the plan include eliminating the pedestrian beg buttons at Jackson St and 19th St and at Ford St and 19th St? The pedestrian signals at these intersections should come on with every cycle, eliminating the need for the buttons. If no pedestrian is there, traffic is not slowed. on Linkedin Email Does the plan include eliminating the pedestrian beg buttons at Jackson St and 19th St and at Ford St and 19th St? The pedestrian signals at these intersections should come on with every cycle, eliminating the need for the buttons. If no pedestrian is there, traffic is not slowed. link

    Does the plan include eliminating the pedestrian beg buttons at Jackson St and 19th St and at Ford St and 19th St? The pedestrian signals at these intersections should come on with every cycle, eliminating the need for the buttons. If no pedestrian is there, traffic is not slowed.

    silverman asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your question! We plan to upgrade the signal at Jackson ST and 19th ST in the near future, but we will not be removing the pedestrian actuation buttons. 

  • Share Vehicles on Jackson St at 17th St and 18th St already do not stop for pedestrians in the zebra crossings at 17th and 18th. The 17th St crossing once had a HAWK to help distract drivers from their phones long enough to stop for pedestrians, but the HAWK has been gone for years. Are we bringing it back? And one for 18th St? on Facebook Share Vehicles on Jackson St at 17th St and 18th St already do not stop for pedestrians in the zebra crossings at 17th and 18th. The 17th St crossing once had a HAWK to help distract drivers from their phones long enough to stop for pedestrians, but the HAWK has been gone for years. Are we bringing it back? And one for 18th St? on Twitter Share Vehicles on Jackson St at 17th St and 18th St already do not stop for pedestrians in the zebra crossings at 17th and 18th. The 17th St crossing once had a HAWK to help distract drivers from their phones long enough to stop for pedestrians, but the HAWK has been gone for years. Are we bringing it back? And one for 18th St? on Linkedin Email Vehicles on Jackson St at 17th St and 18th St already do not stop for pedestrians in the zebra crossings at 17th and 18th. The 17th St crossing once had a HAWK to help distract drivers from their phones long enough to stop for pedestrians, but the HAWK has been gone for years. Are we bringing it back? And one for 18th St? link

    Vehicles on Jackson St at 17th St and 18th St already do not stop for pedestrians in the zebra crossings at 17th and 18th. The 17th St crossing once had a HAWK to help distract drivers from their phones long enough to stop for pedestrians, but the HAWK has been gone for years. Are we bringing it back? And one for 18th St?

    silverman asked about 1 month ago

    The City is planning to install a new Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) at Jackson ST and 17th ST by the end of the year. There are no plans to add a RRFB at 18th ST at this time.

  • Share The plan seeks to balance pedestrians and bicyclists. What about alternative transportation devices like motorized scooters, electric bikes, etc? on Facebook Share The plan seeks to balance pedestrians and bicyclists. What about alternative transportation devices like motorized scooters, electric bikes, etc? on Twitter Share The plan seeks to balance pedestrians and bicyclists. What about alternative transportation devices like motorized scooters, electric bikes, etc? on Linkedin Email The plan seeks to balance pedestrians and bicyclists. What about alternative transportation devices like motorized scooters, electric bikes, etc? link

    The plan seeks to balance pedestrians and bicyclists. What about alternative transportation devices like motorized scooters, electric bikes, etc?

    tony.shouse asked about 1 month ago

    This is a great question! The 2023 Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan includes the following language regarding the use of electric bicycles: "Permit Class I/II/III e-bikes on all on-street bicycle facilities and shared use paths within the public right-of-way. Prohibit Class III e-bikes on unpaved trails and paths outside the public right-of-way." We do not have a specific policy for electric scooters; however, electric scooter riders should utilize the bike lanes and follow the same traffic laws that apply to cyclists. 

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