Bicycling and Walking


Bicycling for all or part of your journey to Fitzsimons allows you to enjoy the sights and sounds of your ride, get some fresh air and get some exercise. You'll also feel better knowing that your actions are good for the environment! Riding your bike to work allows you to arrive at your destination refreshed, rather than annoyed from traffic. If your commute is too far to bicycle the entire way, you can combine your bike trip with a trip on light rail or the bus. Whether you're an avid cyclist, riding for exercise, or just for fun, discover how Bike-n-Ride fits into your commuting plans. Take your bike with you on our bus and light rail system and travel to work, school, or recreational activities. All of RTD's buses have racks or cargo space for bikes, and you can take your bike on light rail any time.

What you need to know about bicycling to Fitzsimons

There are a few on-street bike routes and off-street paths that feed the Fitzsimons campus. However, it's likely that you'll need to fashion your own route to get to work. Don't be deterred, however, as you don't need a street to be a designated route to ride on it! 17th Ave. - Signalized intersection at Peoria. Montview Blvd. - Signalized intersection at Peoria. Montview does have bicycle lanes on it in Denver (bike lanes start at Yosemite). Quentin St. is the only signalized intersection that provides a signalized intersection for north-south routes directly into Fitzsimons. 13th Avenue is a signed bike route in Aurora. Moline Street is also a signed bike route in Aurora Sand Creek Greenway - provides access into the campus for neighborhoods to the north, as well as access to the greater Metro area.

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When you think about it, all of us are pedestrians for at least part of our commutes. You walk to your car, walk to the bus, walk into the coffee shop for your morning caffeine fix, or walk your child to the door at school. So why not walk to work, or at least make walking a bigger part of your day?

Safety tips for pedestrians

Be safe and be seen: make yourself visible to drivers

  • Wear bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials.
  • Carry a flashlight when walking at night.
  • Cross in a well-lit area at night.
  • Stand clear of buses, hedges, parked cars or other obstacles before crossing so drivers can see you.
Be smart and alert: avoid dangerous behaviors
  • Always walk on the sidewalk; if there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
  • Stay sober; walking while impaired increases your chance of being struck.
  • Don't assume vehicles will stop; make eye contact with drivers, don't just look at the vehicle. If a driver is on a cell phone, they may not be paying enough attention to drive safely.
  • Don't rely solely on pedestrian signals; look before you cross the road.
  • Be alert to engine noise or backup lights on cars when in parking lots and near on-street parking spaces.
Be careful at crossings: look before you step
  • Cross streets at marked crosswalks or intersections, if possible.
  • Obey traffic signals such as WALK/DON'T WALK signs.
  • Look left, right, and left again before crossing a street.
  • Watch for turning vehicles; make sure the driver sees you and will stop for you.
  • Look across ALL lanes you must cross and visually clear each lane before proceeding. Just because one motorist stops, do not presume drivers in other lanes can see you and will stop for you.
  • Don't wear headphones or talk on a cell phone while crossing.

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems. This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora, Colorado with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through northeast Denver and the new Stapleton community. The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is open every day from dawn until dusk. Runners, walkers, nature viewers, horseback riders, and leashed dogs are encouraged to enjoy the trail. We invite you to become acquainted with our wilderness in the city.