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Connected Multi-Modal City


A Connected Multi-Modal City integrates technology with the built environment to provide flexible, affordable and accessible multi-modal transportation options for everyone. 

  • Facing a staggering population increase, Denver is facing the challenge of moving people to their destinations more quickly, on a shrinking budget, with aging infrastructure? Smart technologies like road sensors, DSRC, and autonomous vehicles hold the opportunity to safely fit more people into a finite transportation system. 
  • Providing convenient and centralized access to multiple transportation options and information throughout the city options such as Denver B-Cycle, the cities bike share program, riding the bus or light rail.
  • Mobility  freedom connects communities and neighborhoods with safe and convenient access to education, healthy food, entertainment, housing and jobs that improve lives.

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Intelligent Transportation Systems are applications that provide an innovative approach to how transportation and traffic are handled on a large scale. These smart technologies include wireless communications, car navigation, traffic signal regulation, and more. As Denver grows, keeping on top of Intelligent Transportation systems is an integral part of ensuring a smooth road through the 21st century as new innovations arise.



Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD) is a federal grant to deploy technology that addresses traffic congestion and safety.

  • $12M effort ($6M grant, $6M match); Team made up of internal City staff, consultants and vendors.
  • ATCMTD has  three main projects that directly utilize advanced technology to improve transportation safety, efficiency, and community health related to vehicles and pedestrians.


A smart phone application for pre-trip planning practices. Allows users to find the best way to move around the City and region for their specific needs. The current platform allows for trip planning with the goal to be able to book and purchase the trip directly from the app.



MyDenver Card

The City and County of Denver, Denver Public Schools, and RTD are working together to offer a free RTD pass to all school-age children in Denver. This card already offers a multitude of other benefits throughout the city as well. This project is currently on hold while RTD finalizes its’ pass programs.


Interactive Wayfinding Kiosks 

With innovative technology, kiosks will give users a way to reserve OR help drivers who have not planned ahead to find parking faster, reducing both congestion-causing circling and driver frustration.


Other Programs

Vision Zero

Vision Zero is a proven, data-driven approach to reducing transportation-related injuries and saving lives. Vision Zero is a goal of working toward the only acceptable number of traffic deaths and serious injuries: zero. It originated in Sweden in 1997 and has since been adopted in countries across the globe. More recently, cities including New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and San Diego, have adopted Vision Zero policies.

Visit Vision Zero Denver


Transportation Demand Strategies

Implementing and supporting programs that reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) and Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) trips made by all residents, employees, and visitors to Denver. 





US DOT'S Smart City Challenge

"In December 2015,  we  launched  our  Smart  City  Challenge,  asking  mid-sized cities across America to develop ideas for an integrated, first-of-its-kind smart transportation system that would use data, applications, and technology to help people and goods move more quickly, cheaply, and efficiently."


Visit The Smart City Challenge Site