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About Denver Moves: Pedestrians & Trails

Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails is a citywide plan for completing and improving sidewalks, street crossings and trails – the most essential elements of our transportation network. Denver will be improving connections near transit, as we strive to make walking and using a wheelchair safer and more comfortable in every corner of our city. It also includes exciting recommendations for enhancing our recreational trail network, including opportunities for new multi-use and singletrack trails.





  • It is a citywide plan for completing and improving sidewalks, street crossings and trails for anyone walking or using a wheelchair in our city.
  • Our sidewalk and trail network should be safe and comfortable for everyone, should allow people to access their daily needs with dignity, and should offer a variety of recreation options for healthy living.
  • The plan sets priorities for completing and enhancing the pedestrian and trail network, giving city officials clear direction for future public works projects and city programs.

Denver Public Works released a draft of the Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails plan for public comment in November 2017 to help inform prioritization of locations for the $47.7M in the Elevate Denver Bond Program for new sidewalk construction. The Plan also supports priorities set forth in Denver's Mobility Action Plan and Vision Zero Action Plan.


The goals, strategies and actions set forth in the Denver Moves: Pedestrians & Trails plans are now guiding the city’s work on multimodal programs, projects and initiatives across Denver. As Blueprint Denver and the other Denveright plans continue through the review and approval process, we will continue to ensure the Denver Moves are aligned with land use, transportation and other citywide goals.

Denver Moves: Pedestrians & Trails received approximately 90 comments in the Fall 2018 review period. Feedback indicated overall support for the visionary elements of the plan, and comments provided valuable guidance on strengthening and clarifying the language of the plan, as well as correcting minor content errors.

Feedback summary (PDF)



How did we get here?

Outreach Process

Denver Moves Pedestrians & Trails Task Force Meeting #5
June 8, 2017
City Park Greenhouse, 2500 E. 23rd Ave, Denver, CO

Denver Moves Pedestrians & Trails Task Force Meeting #4
March 17, 2017
City Park Greenhouse, 2500 E. 23rd Ave, Denver, CO

Denver Moves Pedestrians & Trails Task Force Meeting #3
November 16, 2016
9:00–11:00 am
Montclair Civic Center, 6829 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO

Denver Moves Pedestrians & Trails Task Force Meeting #2
September 9, 2016
1:00–3:00 pm
Fleming Mansion, 1510 S. Grant St, Denver, CO

Meeting Notes (PDF)

Denver Moves Pedestrians & Trails Task Force Meeting #1
July 18, 2016
Downtown Denver Partnership Board Room 511 16th St #200, Denver, CO

Agenda (PDF)
Meeting Notes (PDF)

Name Organization/Affiliation
Paul Aldretti Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Committee
Stuart Anderson Transportation Solutions
Tangier Barnes Wright Groundwork Denver
Councilwoman Kendra Black Denver Council District 4
Kaye Boeke Southwest Neighborhood Area Resident (Barnum)
Tom Carllon Far Northeast Denver Area Resident

Alexis Crews Central Neighborhood Area Resident (Capitol Hill) 
Paul DesRocher Regional Transportation District
Amanda Gregg Denver Commission on Aging

John Hayden Mayor's Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Robbie Hobein Northeast Denver Area Resident

Councilman Paul Kashmann Denver Council District 6
Angie Rivera‐Malpiede Stapleton Foundation; Northeast Transportation Connections 
Lauren Masias Denver South Transportation Management Association 
Aylene McCallum Downtown Denver Partnership
Nola Miguel North Neighborhood Area Resident (Chafee Park); GES Right to LiveWell
Josh Miller Southeast Neighborhood Area Resident (Virginia Village)
Nichole Portee Denver Public Schools
David Richter Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Aisha Rousseau Denver Commission for People with Disabilities
Rosemary Stoffel INC
Jennifer Superka Northwest Neighborhood Area Resident (Sunnyside)


Planning Documents

Earlier plans have addressed pedestrian, bicycle and other mobility options. The new Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails plan will be the first plan dedicated specifically to improving pedestrian and off-street trail experiences citywide.

The 2004 Pedestrian Master Plan  -- one of the first of its kind in the country -- served as a framework for implementation of new city policies related to pedestrians. Specifically, this plan supported the following goals: safety, accessibility, education, connectivity, streetscape, land use and public health. The Pedestrian Master Plan created a citywide pedestrian network; recommended pedestrian-friendly policies and identified pedestrian projects.

The 2001 Bicycle Master Plan (PDF) update focused on the grid route system, downtown bicycling, major missing links, recreational bicycling, transit access and accommodations, advocacy and parks and trails. 

Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails will improve connectivity for pedestrians throughout the city of Denver.

Mobility is a key ingredient to connect people to jobs, housing and a high quality of life. Denver is creating a safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation system, providing people with more choices and the freedom to get around town on the travel modes that meet their day-to-day needs.

The Denver Moves: Pedestrians &Trails plan will examine how we can make walking a viable and primary mobility choice for people to conduct their daily lives and access Denver’s outstanding recreational resources. The plan will work to improve our streets and streetscapes for pedestrians and cyclists, to connect them to Denver’s robust off-street trail network.

With input from the community, the plan will identify citywide needs, values and a shared vision, and then define priorities for improving and completing Denver’s pedestrian and off-street trail network.

The plan will align projects in phases that reflect the community’s priorities and available funding sources. Finally, the plan will determine costs and evaluate funding mechanisms and policies required to achieve the vision.


Stay Involved

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