Transportation connects people to jobs, housing and a high quality of life, and Denver is working to provide its residents with more travel choices that meet their day-to-day needs. The Denver Moves: Pedestrians & Trails plan will help make walking a viable and primary way for people to get around town and access recreational resources — comfortably and safely. With guidance and input from the community, the plan will identify citywide needs and define priorities for improving and connecting Denver’s pedestrian and off-street trail network; it will also examine costs, funding options and policies required to achieve the community’s vision.
This report summarizes the existing conditions of the pedestrian and trail network in the City and County of Denver. Public outreach efforts informed the vision, goals and performance measures for the Plan. The performance measures are used to track the City’s progress towards and status of achieving these goals. This report includes a spatial and summary analysis of each key indicator to assess the performance of the entire system.
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.
|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|
|Jennifer Superka||Northwest Neighborhood Area Resident (Sunnyside)|
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
Montclair Civic Center, 6829 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO
Denver Moves Pedestrians & Trails Task Force Meeting #2
September 9, 2016
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