East Yale Avenue Corridor Study

Find the Final Yale Avenue Corridor Plan here

Final Corridor Plan(PDF, 21MB)

The Final Yale Avenue Corridor Study is here!  You can read the final report (linked above) that summarizes the study process, vision and goals, public involvement, analysis, and recommendations.  Thank you for your comments, questions, and involvement through the development of this plan!

Plan Development

The project team, in coordination with City staff and the project Stakeholder Working Group (SWG), examined the existing conditions, past and adjacent studies, opportunities and constraints, and coordinated with the various jurisdictions and municipalities present along the corridor. 

Through several months of meeting with stakeholders and two public open houses (held virtually due to COVID-19 safety considerations), three overarching Study goals were developed that helped shape the Study’s vision and guided the eventual development of recommendations. These goals are:

  • Safety: Create an environment where everyone feels they can move safely, no matter their mode of travel, and prevent serious injuries and fatalities through corridor-wide infrastructure improvements (including adjacent trails and streets).
  • Building Connections: Create safe and convenient connections and improve access along the East Yale Avenue corridor where people can easily get to where they want to go.
  • Multimodal: Create an equitable and connected multimodal network to move more people by walking, biking, and taking transit as part of their everyday lives.

Plan Recommendations

The Study included a comprehensive alternatives analysis effort to identify, evaluate, and prioritize 35 recommendations that were developed through input from previous planning efforts, the Study stakeholder working group (SWG), public open houses, and input from residents along the corridor.

Recommendations within the Plan (linked above) are organized by the following seven focus areas, so you can easily find which area you’re interested in, what recommendations are included, how they might be implemented, and any potential funding sources.

Focus Areas: 

  • Corridor-Wide Infrastructure
  • North-South Connections
  • McWilliams Park
  • Yale Way
  • Yale Avenue and Colorado Boulevard Intersection
  • Yale Station
  • Yale Station to the High Line Canal

Downing Street to High Line Canal

East Yale Avenue provides a vital link between Denver neighborhoods. This corridor spans from the High Line Canal, under Interstate 25, and through six of Denver’s 78 city neighborhoods, including:

  • University Park
  • Wellshire
  • University
  • University Hills
  • Hampden
  • Goldsmith

The Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is studying the East Yale Avenue Corridor from Downing Street to the High Line Canal trail connection to create a package of projects that puts people first.

We’re working with the community to identify potential projects that will improve conditions for everyone who walks, bikes, takes transit and drives. 

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 111KB) and email YaleCorridor@denvergov.org to be added to the project mailing list.