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Temporary Road Closures to Thru-Traffic

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is closing select streets to thru-traffic on a temporary basis to create more space for Denver residents to walk, bike and run while complying with physical distancing requirements. The additional room, currently not being used for car traffic, will allow people to enjoy the outdoors and feel more comfortable getting out for a walk, bike ride or fresh air during this time. By officially closing some areas to vehicle thru-traffic, the city hopes to provide a safer experience in alignment with its Vision Zero efforts to provide safer streets for all.  

Roads that will close to thru-traffic on Saturday, April 4, are:

  • Capitol Hill Neighborhood
    • E. 11th Avenue from Lincoln Street to Humboldt Street
  • Sloan Lake Neighborhood
    • Bryon Place from Zenobia Street to Stuart Street
    • Stuart Street from 24th Avenue to 21st Avenue
  • North Capitol Hill/City Park West Neighborhoods
    • E. 16th Avenue from Lincoln Street to City Park Esplanade

Areas being looked at first are neighborhoods with greater population densities where there’s a greater need for space and where adjacent parks are seeing significant use and reaching capacity. Areas of the city that don’t have immediate access to a park or trail are also being prioritized.

While the roads will be closed to thru-traffic, local access will still be allowed, which means people who live on the street, or need to access a destination on the stretch of roadway that is closed, will be allowed access. People in cars are urged to go very slowly and use extreme caution on these shared streets.

More locations are being reviewed for implementation and will be listed here in the coming days. Learn more

Denver Parks and Recreation Road and Parking Closures

Many park roads and parking lots have been closed to discourage crowds and vehicle travel while providing more room for pedestrians to practice social distancing while getting exercise outside.  We are encouraging residents to please utilize your local neighborhood’s parks and trails and DO NOT travel via vehicle to large regional parks which are being overwhelmed with crowds. We agree with you that people need to get out and get some fresh air.

View Road and Parking Closures (PDF)

Suspended Enforcement Activities

Effective March 19, 2020, for the next 30 days

 The Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) will suspend enforcement of the following: 

  • Parking meters: All meters will be free and without time limits.) 
  • Time-limited, non-metered parking areas (e.g., 30-minute, 1-hour, 2-hour, etc.) 
  • Residential Permit Parking areas 
  • 72-hour parking limits
    Residents and visitors can park their vehicles in one spot for more than 72 hours.
  • Large vehicle parking
    People can park trucks and other vehicles more than 22’ in length on the street.
  • School bus loading zones 
  • Booting 

Continued Enforcement Activities

The following enforcement activities will continue: 

  • Fire hydrant zone clear areas (10 ft. clear around hydrants) 
  • "No Stopping" or "No Parking" zones to promote safety 
  • Loading zones – Passenger, Truck, Permitted, General, Temporary, etc. 
  • RTD transit stops 
  • Special parking permitted spaces, including accessible spaces, CarShare, church zones, fire zones 
  • Blocked driveways and alleys 
  • Parking in travel lanes, including bike and transit lanes 

DOTI will evaluate an extension of the above enforcement changes on a month-by-month basis. 


Street Paving

Denver’s annual paving program is underway to improve streets for all modes of travel in the Mile High City!  Before work begins, adjacent homes will be notified and no parking signs will be placed on the street. 

We ask residents to make every attempt to move their cars for this work to occur so we can keep our city’s infrastructure in good repair.  Cars left on the street when work begins will be moved, normally within a two-block radius of where the car was parked.  Residents who need help locating their cars can call the city’s non-emergency line at 720-913-2000 for assistance.

With parking in high demand given the COVID-19 work from home recommendations, residents will not receive citations if their cars need to be moved for street paving operations, until further notice.


Street Sweeping

Denver’s street sweeping program will begin April 1; however, the city will not enforce parking restrictions related to street sweeping for 30 days. People who are able to move their cars on street sweeping day are asked to do so to allow street sweepers to reach the curb line and more effectively sweep. 


Denver Parks and Recreation Road and Parking Closures


Parking Hearings

Parking Hearings Online or by Phone Only! No Walk-ins at This Time.

In order to practice social distancing and help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Parking Magistrate’s Office is currently not accepting walk-in hearings.

However, our team is still working remotely to assist your appeal needs. You can do business with us online by visiting our “Dispute a Parking Ticket” page. You can also contact us by phone at 1-866-280-9988, Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.


Parking Cashier Services

Building Cashier Services will close starting Wednesday, March 25.

  • Wellington E. Webb Building
    201 West Colfax Ave, 1st-floor atrium
    • To request residential parking permits or to pay parking citations online, go to www.parksmartdenver.org.
    • For parking permit or parking citation questions, call 720-913-5365.
 

'Please Stay At Home Unless Absolutely Necessary' graphic

A Public Health Order is in effect in Denver. This includes a “stay at home” directive for the entire city that will last from March 24 – April 30. Essential activities needed for health and safety are exempt.

We urge everyone to stay at home unless absolutely necessary. We know this is a big ask of our residents and businesses, but it is a necessary step to ensure the health and safety of our community. The city’s enforcement of the Public Health Order will focus on education and sharing information for both residents and businesses.