Transportation

B-cycle installed at 1st & Broadway

B-cycle waited until construction of the station had begun on 17 April, three weeks after we noted that Denver Urbanism spilled the beans, to officially confirm the location of Baker's first B-cycle station; an email from B-cycle today also says another station has opened close to Baker at Bayaud & Pennsylvania

1st & Broadway B-cycle station

Location

SW corner 1st Ave and Broadway
denver, CO 80204
United States
39° 43' 5.8188" N, 104° 59' 15.3384" W

B-cycle installed one of its bicycle rental stations in the northeast corner of the Punch Bowl parking lot

B-cycle coming to 1st & Broadway

when B-cycle recently announced addition of 31 new stations, Baker was mentioned, but details were lacking; we tried to pin them down, but B-cycle wrote back, "We have not yet announced all of the exact station locations, but if you are subscribed to our newsletter and social media, you will get the news as soon as it becomes public." …

no such details have emerged on @Denver_Bcycle, but the Denver Urbanism blog spilled the beans today: "The addition of a station on South Broadway at 1st Avenue, will be welcomed by the busy South Broadway commercial district." (nitpick: 1st Ave. intersects with North Broadway)

cute as a rat terrier - 1978 Swinger 2 by JC Penny

only a few steps north of the afore-pictured monster bike, here is "Swinger 2 by JC Penny" parked at Burnzwell, 108 S. Broadway

its affable owner offered that it was the 1978 model; the small displacement engine means it doesn't require license plates and may be legally parked on the sidewalk

craving attention

unlabeled, unlicensed, ridden only to fetch emergency supplies of butter and milk … but ready to change your life, baby!

owner unavailable for comment on this vehicle parked on the sidewalk outside Certified Customs (tattoo parlor) at 120 S. Broadway

why doesn't light rail serve Baker residents better?

Baker has two light rail stops at its southern, currently non-residential, end: Broadway Station, south of I-25, and Alameda Station at South Cherokee and West Alaska; over the years many have asked,

shouldn’t there be a light rail stop more convenient to Baker residents?

ideas for light rail stations in Baker

map showing current and hypothetical light rail stations relative to Baker's residential area

phases of the Valley Highway EIS

this graphic from page 10 of the Valley Highway EIS is annotated to highlight the first four phases of construction and the proposed Bayaud bike/ped bridge

getting to the South Platte River from Baker

the South Platte River Greenway has miles of bicycle/pedestrian trails and connections to other trails; it is a major recreation and transportation asset to the Baker neighborhood, but have you ever tried to get to the Platte River Trail from Baker? if you have, you know your choices are awkward and limited

ped/bike bridges in the Alameda Station Area Plan

this graphic from page 21 of the Alameda Station Area Plan is annotated with the locations of new bicycle/pedestrian bridges the plan supports

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