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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Wheat Ridge Secures Grant Funding for Pedestrian and Biking Improvements

DRCOG, a regional council of governments, awarded the City of Wheat Ridge a series of grants to improve the walkability and bicycle safety for residents across the city. One grant, for $8.3 million, will focus on the G-Line at the Wheat Ridge Ward Station. Currently, there is no easy access to get from the south side of the station to the north side. Our solution is to build a new bike and pedestrian bridge, with an elevator on each side, directly over the tracks.

“This new bridge will have some of the most incredible views in the city! At each end a pedestrian plaza is being designed to provide a place for vendors to set-up shop and offer a peaceful resting area for travelers. An improved cul-de-sac on the south side will make drop offs easier and the entire area will be landscaped with native plants,” said Mayor Bud Starker. 

Other projects include the addition of bike lanes between Zinnia and Wright along 32nd Ave and a sidewalk on the west side of Wadsworth between 32nd and 35th Avenues, filling a quarter mile gap in the city’s sidewalk network along Wadsworth.

About the City of Wheat Ridge

The City of Wheat Ridge offers a mix of retail/commercial businesses and unique residential neighborhoods with easy access to the Denver metropolitan area. The community of nine square miles is located immediately west of Denver with a population of 33,000 residents. This home rule city was incorporated in 1969, however, its rich heritage extends back to the 1800s. 

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