Denver Moves: Broadway

Denver is exploring ways to improve travel options for people who work, live, play and commute along the Broadway corridor.


Multimodal Design

Since 2015, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) has been exploring ways to improve travel options for people who work, live, play and commute along the Broadway corridor.  After extensive community input and technical planning, the proposed corridor improvements were divided into two segments:

  • Broadway North Segment: Conceptual design from 7th Avenue north to 16th Avenue.
  • Broadway South Segment: Detailed design of construction-ready plans from 7th Avenue at the Cherry Creek Trail south to the I-25 Broadway Station. 

Project Status: Spring 2022

Since the last project update in 2021, the project team has completed the South Broadway Bikeway design process, and construction procurement has begun.  With the project now out to bid, construction is expected to begin in 2022.

Repurposing the roadway and adding safe and convenient multimodal infrastructure to the corridor will provide a variety of benefits, including:

  • SAFETY: Supports Vision Zero with street design that protects people walking and biking in part of Denver’s High Injury Network (HIN).
  • EFFICIENCY: Moves more people through the same amount of space by improving options for walking, biking, transit and driving.
  • CONNECTIVITY: Increases options for getting to and from downtown, entertainment districts, major transit stations and transportation corridors.
  • COMMUNITY CHARACTER: Provides opportunities for public art, landscaping and other streetscape improvements.

As a first step toward implementing recommendations, the City installed a temporary bikeway between Bayaud Avenue and Virginia Avenue. The installation of this pilot facility enabled the operational evaluation of a bikeway and other mobility changes before making major infrastructure investments along the larger corridor. Visit the Broadway Bike Study and Broadway/Lincoln Past Studies pages for more information.


South Segment (Cherry Creek Trail to Center Ave)

This high-comfort bikeway provides a significant new north-south connection in Denver’s growing bike network. It will enhance access to local businesses, neighborhoods and other destinations, as well as improve safety for all travelers with upgraded pedestrian crossings, streetscaping, street trees, public art and more. Design elements include:

  • Curb ramp and sidewalk reconstruction will be made at intersections and limited locations along the corridor to provide additional safety and comfort for people walking along Broadway.
  • Streetscaping will be enhanced by improving the landscape areas and growing conditions for street trees.
  • Multimodal improvements for better access to bus stops, shorter intersection crossings and improved walkability.
  • Wayfinding signage will be provided to help guide people to multimodal connections along the corridor.
  • Public art locations have been identified for areas along the corridor to complement Broadway’s unique character.

The project team has been coordinating closely with the South Central Community Transportation Network, the I-25 & Broadway Interchange Multimodal, and Lincoln Transit Improvements projects to provide additional safety features and smoother connections to the neighborhoods, local businesses, and RTD’s Broadway Station.


Final Design

Denver Moves Broadway Final Design

Please find the final design plans that were presented to the community at the February 18, 2021 workgroup meeting:


February 24, 2021: Broadway/Lincoln Area Mobility Joint Projects Virtual Open House

The South Broadway project team presented the final bikeway design, and the following teams provided updates about other projects in the area:

A meeting video can be viewed below. The presentation from the meeting is available upon request at denvermovesbroadway@denvergov.org.


Detailed Design Roll Plot 

September Open House - Roll Plot Feedback

Design Workgroup – September 2019

Loading Zone Roll Plot

Project Timeline

  • Fall 2022: Construction expected to begin
  • Summer 2021: Final Design (Construction-ready)
  • Fall 2019: Detailed Design (60%)
  • Spring 2019: Conceptual Design (30%)

Concurrent Projects

South Central Community Transportation Network

DOTI has also been working concurrently with neighborhoods within and surrounding the Denver Moves: Broadway project area to build safer and more efficient walking, biking and transit connections in South Central Denver to get people where they need to go.

DOTI has recently been holding virtual public meetings to understand how people in the community currently travel. Visit the website below for more information on this concurrent project, including opportunities to get involved.

Community Transportation Networks


Transit Improvements

Following initial transit improvements along the Broadway/Lincoln corridor, Denver's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure plans to extend transit-only lane hours on South Lincoln Street. During the planning phase, the project team is seeking input from the community on the preferred alternative for Lincoln from I-25 to 7th Avenue.

Lincoln Transit Improvements


South Broadway & I-25 Improvement Projects

The City and County of Denver's is redesigning the interchange of I-25 and Broadway. The improvements aim to create a safe and efficient area for all transportation modes ̶ pedestrian, bicycle, transit, and automobile.

South Broadway & I-25 Multimodal Improvements

  

Image of transit only lanes along Broadway