Today Denver has 355 miles of missing sidewalks. Beginning in 2018, Denver's Sidewalk Gap Program will begin to further fill these sidewalk gaps and create a complete sidewalk network, enabling pedestrians to safely access their destinations. The program will help us deliver on pedestrian-related goals that our community helped develop as part of Denver Moves: Pedestrian & Trails:
The gap program is funded primarily by GO Bond dollars approved by voters in November 2017. The bond included $47.7 million to build sidewalks where they are currently missings, with $17 million specifically earmarked to close gaps in the Globeville, Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods.
Other sources of funding to address missing sidewalks include $2.5 million in 2017 and $1.5 million in 2018 to address sidewalk gaps along city-owned property.