Biking and Scooter

Map of proposed Downtown Biking and Micromobility network

The proposed Bike and Scooter Network features bike paths, lanes, and slow shared streets for people biking or using scooters and other small transportation devices. It includes streets designed to help you easily and safely bike or scoot to neighborhoods, businesses, transit stops, parks, local landmarks, and more.

This network also includes bike- and pedestrian-only zones in which most or all car traffic would be prohibited. To learn more about the specific features and designs of the streets in the network, please refer to the video and descriptions below.

Premium Biking Corridors are the key routes for biking and scooter trips in Downtown. These streets would be comfortable for people with less experience to travel by bike and scooter. Scooters are generally allowed on bike facilities but not on sidewalks.

Features may include:

  • Protected bike lanes (with posts, planters, or curbs) and slow shared streets
  • Raised cycle tracks (elevated bike paths)
  • Bikeshare stations
  • Bike and scooter parking corrals
  • Bike lockers next to the street
  • Curb extensions
  • Traffic calming measures
  • Bike priority at intersections
  • Better lighting
  • Signs and markings to help you find your way
  • Nice landscaping
  • Permeable pavement that prevents water from pooling
  • Bioswales that filter rainwater through landscaping
  • Passenger and commercial loading
  • Short-term metered parking

Paseos, Walkways, and Trails are where exercise, leisure, and travel all come together on public paths. Often, they include features that make it nice to walk, such as public art, retail, plazas, and quality landscaping. While Premium Biking Corridors are for moderate-paced bike and scooter rides, speeds are slower on paseos and walkways. Bike riders must be more cautious because they share the paths with pedestrians. In fact, scooters are not allowed on paseos and walkways due to their speeds.

Other Bike Facilities in Downtown include protected bike lanes on some transit corridors and vehicle corridors, as well as slow shared streets. These facilities accommodate the first or last segment of your bike or scooter trips. Though some of these streets have more car traffic, slower speeds and safe crossings will enhance the overall biking and scooting experience.