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Pikes Peak Ave. makes room for new bike lanes



On June 12, crews began striping bike lanes on Pikes Peak Avenue between Cascade Avenue and Corona Street — a plan the city says will enhance the city's network of safe connections for pedestrians and cyclists in the downtown area and on the Legacy Loop trail system.

The new markings will reduce Pikes Peak Avenue between Nevada and Cascade avenues to one lane in each direction and designate buffered bike lanes to accommodate diagonal pull-in parking. On Pikes Peak Avenue between Corona Street and Nevada Avenue, the road will be reduced to one lane in each direction and restriped with parking-protected bike lanes. Those lanes will feature an 8-inch-tall guide rail between the bike lane and parked cars.

During installation, traffic will be moved to one side of the road and reduced to one travel lane in each direction through June 15. Parking will be restricted during the project.

Drainage and utility work was conducted on Pikes Peak Avenue last fall ahead of paving and the pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements, including extended medians. Angled parking in the median east of Nevada Avenue was added, similar to the western blocks.

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