Bike Facilities & Resources

Citizens Biking on Crosswalk

Through the Bike/Walk Denton program, we're working to make active transportation safer and more accessible, and ultimately strengthen our community's culture. The foundation is the Active Transportation Plan, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Linkage Component of the Denton Mobility Plan. Our goal is to create a connected network of hiking trails and bike trails, with on-street routes and multi-use trails so you can more safely ride your bikes or walk to your destination.

The City Bike Plan maps out where bike routes should be located, and what type of facility the route should be. These on-street facilities create a network that makes getting around by bike easier and safer. Different facility types are used for different roads, based on many factors including speed limit, traffic volumes, parking, and road classification.

Shared Roadway

Marked by a yellow, diamond-shaped sign with a black bike. These signs are on roads where people on bikes and those in vehicles are meant to share the road. They are typically installed on streets where a person in a vehicle can safely pass a person on a bike with three feet of distance.

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A shared lane marking of a bicycle symbol with two chevrons above it. People on bikes and in vehicles are sharing the roadway. Used on low-volume, low-speed streets under 30 MPH.

Bike Lane

A lane meant for the exclusive use of people on bicycles. The lane is striped white with a minimum width of five feet.

Buffered Bike Lane

A bike lane with a buffer section between the bike lane and travel way. The buffer can be as simple as an extra foot of paint, to bollards or planters.

Contra-Flow Bike Lane

A bike lane that runs opposite of vehicular traffic. Found on one-way streets where opposite-direction traffic would provide a key link. Some type of buffer is necessary.

Green Bike Lane

These are used to identify conflict areas where people in vehicles and on bicycles are interacting to make each more aware of the other's presence.

Shared Use Path/Sidepath

An extra-wide sidewalk (typically eight or more feet wide) adjacent to the roadway that is meant for travel by pedestrians and people on bikes.


A wide path outside of the road right-of-way meant for use by all non-motorized form of transportation.