April 20, 2018

Bike Lanes and "Sharrows" on Jackson

Among the many cool features of the new Jackson Street Corridor will be a colored bike lane designed to make it easier for cars and cyclists to know where they should be. This should make for a better, safer experience for both drivers and cyclists. Actually applying the color to the lane will take about a year – federal rules require that we do it slowly in phases so that they can collect data along the way – but we will get there. We’ll also have a short grade-separated section along a stretch where the bike lane and sidewalk are adjacent. In other words, one will actually sit a few inches higher than the other to help keep the pedestrians and cyclists separated, making it safer for both as well.

We will also probably add “sharrows” to the lane as well. This video shows both the sharrow markings and a colored bike lane something like we’ll end up with.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USKQUbFbYqg]

The Inhabitat blog has another example of what the colored bike lanes will look like.

Bike Lanes and “Sharrows” on Jackson

Among the many cool features of the new Jackson Street Corridor will be a colored bike lane designed to make it easier for cars and cyclists to know where they should be. This should make for a better, safer experience for both drivers and cyclists. Actually applying the color to the lane will take about a year – federal rules require that we do it slowly in phases so that they can collect data along the way – but we will get there. We’ll also have a short grade-separated section along a stretch where the bike lane and sidewalk are adjacent. In other words, one will actually sit a few inches higher than the other to help keep the pedestrians and cyclists separated, making it safer for both as well.

We will also probably add “sharrows” to the lane as well. This video shows both the sharrow markings and a colored bike lane something like we’ll end up with.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USKQUbFbYqg]

The Inhabitat blog has another example of what the colored bike lanes will look like.

Progress on the Jackson Street Corridor Project

Big street projects can be a hassle for neighbors and folks trying to get through, and the Jackson Street Corridor Project is no exception, but the end result is going to be really nice: great sidewalks, a good bike lane, and safer and easier crosswalks. It’ll look nicer as well as make it much easy for everyone – on foot, by bicycle, in a car – to travel the corridor. The other good news on this particular project is that it’s progressing really well. We got through one hurdle last week with the short closure of the intersection at Jackson and 24th. The next hurdle will be the two-week closure of Jackson itself, starting as soon as this week, with the detour relying on Arapahoe.

Looking south at 20th.


A 'bump-out' at Jackson and 21st giving pedestrians a shorter crossing distance and an improved crosswalk.


Another view of Jackson to the south from 20th.

Jacob's Golden Update: Mountain Bike Skills Park and Other News

Jacob’s Golden Update: March 16, 2010

1. Mountain Bike Skills Park Gets the Green Light
2. Golden Vision Summit: March 23
3. Jackson Street Corridor: Additional Refinements
4. City Council Supports Renewable Energy Bills
5. 2010 Census Kicks Off
6. Shelton Elementary’s Big Heart
7. i-Neighbors: Beverly Heights
8. Jacob’s Golden Blog Roundup
9. Other Upcoming Events
10. Next City Council Meeting: Thursday, April 8
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Jacob’s Golden Update: Mountain Bike Skills Park and Other News

Jacob’s Golden Update: March 16, 2010

1. Mountain Bike Skills Park Gets the Green Light
2. Golden Vision Summit: March 23
3. Jackson Street Corridor: Additional Refinements
4. City Council Supports Renewable Energy Bills
5. 2010 Census Kicks Off
6. Shelton Elementary’s Big Heart
7. i-Neighbors: Beverly Heights
8. Jacob’s Golden Blog Roundup
9. Other Upcoming Events
10. Next City Council Meeting: Thursday, April 8
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Jackson Street Corridor Pedestrian and Bike Improvements

We’ve been planning for some time to make significant improvements to the Jackson Street Corridor, primarily to improve access for pedestrians and cyclists and to improve safety for everyone. It’s a priority corridor in large part because it’s used by so many Golden High School students. We’ve got the preliminary plans on the city’s project web site, and if you’d rather see paper versions you’ll find them on the walls at City Council Chambers, which are available most of the time during weekdays. The main elements of the proposal include reducing Jackson St. from three lanes to two and using the extra space to widen the sidewalks and add bike lanes. I know some folks are concerned about traffic levels on Jackson St., but two lanes can more than handle the actual and projected traffic volumes (and Jackson already narrows to two lanes on both the north and south ends already).

This a drawing showing roughly what the project will look like facing south at Jackson and 19th.

Jacob's Golden Update: Golden's New Transit Feasibility Study and Other News

Jacob’s Golden Update: November 28, 2009

1. Golden’s New Transit Feasibility Study
2. Jackson Street Corridor Project in the Works
3. New Email Newsletters Serving Golden
4. Council Adopts 2009 Building Code Including Radon Protections
5. Golden Vision 2030: Listening to the Community’s Stories
6. New State Transportation Funding
7. Rocky Mountain Deaf School Wins Approval for New High School
8. Adopting the 2010 Budget
9. Cindy Stevenson Awarded “Superintendent of the Year”
10. Other Upcoming Events
11. Next City Council Meeting: Thursday, December 3

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Jacob’s Golden Update: Golden’s New Transit Feasibility Study and Other News

Jacob’s Golden Update: November 28, 2009

1. Golden’s New Transit Feasibility Study
2. Jackson Street Corridor Project in the Works
3. New Email Newsletters Serving Golden
4. Council Adopts 2009 Building Code Including Radon Protections
5. Golden Vision 2030: Listening to the Community’s Stories
6. New State Transportation Funding
7. Rocky Mountain Deaf School Wins Approval for New High School
8. Adopting the 2010 Budget
9. Cindy Stevenson Awarded “Superintendent of the Year”
10. Other Upcoming Events
11. Next City Council Meeting: Thursday, December 3

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