McAuliffe International Safe Routes to School Multimodal Improvement

The City and County of Denver intends to implement multimodal safety improvements (collectively called the “McAuliffe International Safe Routes to School Project”) along 23rd Avenue, 25th Avenue, and 26th Avenue, and Kearney Street.  This is part of a coordinated effort with Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), City and County of Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), Elevate Denver GOBOND, and Safe Routes to School.

These improvements will include:

  • The project includes sidewalk infill and updated ADA compliant curb-ramp construction along these segments:
    • North side of 26th Avenue from Holly to Kearney Street 
    • West side of Kearney Street from 26th to 25th Avenue 
    • South side of 25th Avenue from Jasmine to Kearney Street 
    • North side of 23rd Avenue from Jasmine to Locust Street 
    • South side of 23rd Avenue from Leyden to Monaco Pkwy 
    • East and west sides of Kearney Street between 25th and 23rd Avenue 
  • Pedestrian refuge islands on both the east side and west side of Kearney Street and 23rd Avenue intersection
  • New street light pole at 23rd Avenue and Kearney Street intersection

Project Overview

Starting in Summer 2020, the City and County of Denver will begin the design process to improve walkability and access to McAuliffe International School.  This project was awarded Colorado Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Funds to implement infrastructure improvements benefiting access to schools.

As part of the Safe Routes to School Program, Elevate Go Bond Program, and Colorado Department of Transportation, this project aims to enhance pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicular safety for residents and students traveling to and from school within the Park Hill neighborhood. These infrastructure improvements collectively will provide enhanced safety and access while also benefiting the community in many other ways, including traffic calming, safer pedestrian crossings, traffic efficiency, and multi-modal safety.

Project Area Maps

Each Project Area identified in the maps below indicate a different source of funds used for design and construction. All three project areas indicated will be designed and constructed as one package in order to improve efficiency for project implementation. 

McAulifee International Safe Routes To School construction map


McAulifee International Safe Routes to School project map

If you need assistance with reading any of the project area maps, please contact the project manager, Brendan Paradies at