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West Colfax Pedestrian Crossing & Transit Improvements

In 2017, Denver voters approved funds through the Elevate Denver Bond Program to be used to make pedestrian crossing improvements to West Colfax, as well as improving the efficiency and reliability of transit along the corridor.


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Examples of pedestrian crossing improvements

  • Medians
  • Curb extensions
  • Enhanced crossings to improve safey at intersections

Examples of transit improvements 

  • Modifications to traffic signals and bus stops to support transit operations

A community task force is being used with a broad range of representatives to provide technical and community feedback, set goals, and inform designs.

Pedestrian and transit improvements for West Colfax have been identified in several studies and plans:

West Colfax has been identified in the Vision Zero Action Plan (PDF) as part of the high-injury network. West Colfax is also considered a high-ridership corridor with more than 6,000 daily weekday RTD riders.

STATUS: Planning & Design

Denver Public Works is in the process of developing design alternatives. There will be an opportunity for community feedback on the proposed designs and the team will develop a preferred alternative based on this input. 

  • Concept Development: Winter–Spring 2019
  • Design: Beginning Fall 2019
  • Construction: TBD

Council Districts: 1 and 3

Neighborhood: West Colfax

Contact: Riley LaMie, AICP
Denver Public Works, Senior City Planner