The Colorado Center Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge is slated to begin construction in late Fall 2013. The bridge will provide improved pedestrian and bicycle access over Interstate 25 at Colorado Boulevard and East Evans Avenue in Denver. It will span I-25, landing at Cherry Street to the north and RTD’s Colorado Station (light rail transit) to the south.
The need for people who walk and bike to safely and conveniently cross I?25 and access the Colorado Station was first identified in 1999 during the planning of the I-25 expansion project known as T-REX, and has been identified in five different plans in the last 12 years. BikeDenver’s founders identified the I-25 access bridge as a top advocacy priority as early as 2001. As late as this past fall, BikeDenver orchestrated a large turnout of bicycle advocates at final community meetings to express the strong and continued broad community support for this important capital project.
The bridge, when completed, will increase multimodal connectivity between the Colorado Station, which boasts 5,600 boardings and arrivals every day, and adjacent neighborhoods, the Denver bicycle route network, and employment and retail centers.