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Denver Seeks Public Input on Multimodal Design Elements for Broadway

DENVER — Take transit, ride a bike, walk, or drive along Broadway? Live near the corridor or frequent the businesses there? Denver Public Works would like people to share their feedback on multimodal improvements planned for Broadway that will extend from 16th to Center Avenues through an online survey at denvermovesbroadway.com. For the next month, the public can provide input on conceptual design elements that aim to move more people safely along the corridor and improve travel for those who walk, bike, drive and take transit.

The project aligns with Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s Mobility Action Plan to provide people with more transportation choices, so they feel comfortable riding a bike, walking to work, or taking transit. Twelve million dollars from the Elevate Denver Bond will fund improvements for the southern section of Broadway from 7th to Center Avenues, which will include:

  • A two-way parking protected bike lane, which will improve access to the Cherry Creek Trail.
  • Bus stop enhancements along the existing 24-hour transit lane
  • Rebuilding 13 traffic signals along the corridor, which includes installing larger traffic signal heads (red/yellow/green) that are more visible to drivers and adding pedestrian countdown signals to provide people with better direction to cross the street safely
  • Intersection improvements for better connectivity and access

The improvements along South Broadway are building-off years of extensive community input and technical analysis to design a more multimodal Broadway, which included the evaluation of a two-way protected bikeway from Bayaud to Virginia in 2016. The project has three goals:

  1. Everyone arriving at their destinations safely
  2. Continued collaboration with the community and local businesses
  3. Providing new and enhanced travel options for everyone

Comments received through the online survey will help shape a more detailed design for South Broadway, which will be released in late summer. A final design is expected to be complete by the fall. Construction is anticipated to begin on South Broadway in 2020/2021, pending future bond debt issuances.

Conceptual design for North Broadway, from 16th to 7th Avenues, is expected to be complete in late spring. As the project for this segment of Broadway moves forward, both local and federal funding opportunities will be identified. For more information, please visit denvermovesbroadway.com.

More About Elevate Denver Bond Program

The Elevate Denver Bond Program is a 10-year, $937 million general obligation bond voters approved in 2017 to enhance the City and County of Denver by providing critical citywide improvements to the infrastructure that defines Denver – our roads and sidewalks, parks and playgrounds, libraries and museums. Through more than 500 projects, Elevate Denver ensures our city works for everyone – from theater patrons to hospital patients, first responders to bicycle commuters. For more information, please visit denvergov.org/elevatedenver.