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Federal Boulevard Corridor Wide Study logo


Federal Boulevard is a critical north-south link along the west side of downtown Denver. It is a commercial corridor that is home to some of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city.

Did you know?

  • Everyday, 30,000 to 40,000 vehicles travel through Denver on Federal Boulevard
  • Federal Boulevard is the 2nd busiest RTD corridor in the city
  • Federal Boulevard contains several intersections that have some of the highest accident rates in the city

Federal Boulevard Corridor Plan — Opportunities and Implementation Report

Federal Boulevard report coverThis Opportunities and Implementation Report provides both long-term visions for the future of Federal Boulevard as well as short-term and “quick win” projects that will begin to transform the corridor in the near-future, while building support for long-term recommendations and interim projects that work toward achieving the ultimate Vision for the Boulevard.

Read the final report (PDF - 17MB)

What we’re studying

The study will examine transportation of all kinds on Federal Boulevard including, biking, walking, driving, and taking the bus or train. The study will also evaluate business and environmental concerns including:

multimodal safety


pedestrian access


land use


urban design/ place-making


economic development


cultural development


Study Goal

Our goal is to find and prioritize opportunities that make Federal a better place to walk, drive, bike, use public transit, shop, work, live, and recreate. By the end of the study, we will create an implementation plan for the future of Federal listing projects and funding sources to make it happen.

How would you describe Federal Boulevard?

We surveyed 408 people and here's what they said:

word cloud for Federal Blvd | Notable terms: Diverse, Dirty, Traffic, Busy, Congested, Businesses, Eclectic, Cultural, Historic


Study Map
Federal Blvd map from Floyd in the south to Columbine in the north, highlighting key destinations on the corridor near Colfax

Project Status: Study Completed

The project’s final Opportunities and Implementation Report was released in March 2017. It identified both long-term and short-term project recommendations for the corridor.

Read the final report (PDF - 17MB)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Public meeting — North High School

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
First public meeting — Abraham Lincoln High School

Contact Us

Project Manager
Karen Good 

Public Involvement
Shannon McGuire