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Community Transportation Networks


The City and County of Denver is working with communities to create complete transportation networks, implementing a new strategy for planning multimodal networks and rapidly building out a low-stress bike projects through this program.

 

We Want Your Feedback!

Corridor information and proposed designs for all Community Transportation Network funded bikeways are here and ready for public review! Use the link below to access a StoryMap and get a recap of the planning process, read the existing conditions factsheets, review the proposed bikeway designs, and take a survey on the proposed design for each corridor. Share your thoughts by July 22. 

Give Feedback Now - Click Here

Need Help?  This instructions document and this video tutorial provide more detail on how to use the StoryMap.

screen shot of StoryMap instructions

Get Involved

ALL NETWORKS

Have a specific question about any of the networks?

  • Email DenverMoves@denvergov.org and put a network area “Northwest, Central, or South Central” in the subject line if applicable
  • Call our CTN Hotline at 303-223-6575 and leave your name, question, and how to reach you
  • Please contact us if you know of an individual or organization that needs additional help accessing the plan due to limited access to the Internet, a disability, or non-English speaking community

A virtual town hall meeting was held June 17, 2020 and recordings of the meeting are now available.  This community meeting and presentation discussed the progress of our Community Transportation Networks and public engagement this summer!

NORTHWEST DENVER

Thank you for joining us our June open house where we talked about opportunities to provide input on proposed bikeway concept designs.

If you have additional questions or would like to speak to the Northwest project team, sign up for an appointment during upcoming office hours sessions:

CENTRAL DENVER

A virtual town hall meeting was held June 25, 2020 where the community was invited to provide input on the concept designs for the proposed bikeways in the Central Denver neighborhoods.

If you have additional questions or would like to speak to the central project team, sign up for an appointment during upcoming office hours sessions:

SOUTH CENTRAL DENVER

A virtual town hall meeting was held June 23, 2020 where the community was invited to provide input on the concept designs for the proposed bikeways in the South Central Denver neighborhoods.

If you have additional questions or would like to speak to the south central project team, sign up for an appointment during upcoming office hours sessions:

 

Project Overview

DOTI is committed to achieving a network of better bike facilities in Denver that make it more comfortable, safe, and accessible for people to ride bikes, and to creating a bike network that connects people to the places they want to go.

Through 2024, Denver will be concentrating in three areas to implement a system of bikeways:

  • Central
  • Northwest
  • South Central

Key aspects of this project include:

  • Community Transportation Networks are multimodal plans. We want to hear all modal concerns and will work to prioritize and implement projects to address those concerns.
  • The first phase of implementation will include low stress bike projects that will increase safety while benefitting all roadway users.

2020-2022 project timeline and planning process of Community Transportation Networks program 

Map of three network areas 

ONLINE MAP SURVEY TOOL

Thank you to those of you who provided feedback on how you travel by bike, by bus, by car, and on foot in and around Denver via our online map survey tool. Go to the survey, click on a network area, and select “Show Comments” in the upper right to view the feedback your community has shared. 

NORTHWEST DENVER - VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

Thank you for those who joined us at our first virtual open house on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, where we gave an overview of this project, demonstrated how to use our interactive mapping survey tool (now closed to responses), and answered resident questions.  This FAQ summarizes the questions we received and provides answers to those questions.

If you missed the Northwest Denver Virtual Open House on April 22, you can now watch a recording of the meeting.

Northwest Denver Neighborhoods include:

  • Jefferson Park
  • Sloan Lake
  • Highland 
  • West Highland 
  • Berkeley
  • Sunnyside
  • Regis
  • Chaffee Park

ONLINE MAP SURVEY TOOL

Thank you to those of you who provided feedback on how you travel by bike, by bus, by car, and on foot in and around Denver via our online map survey tool. Go to the survey, click on a network area, and select “Show Comments” in the upper right to view the feedback your community has shared. 

CENTRAL DENVER - VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

Please join us online at our second open house!  Learn how you can provide input on concept designs for proposed bikeways in the Central Denver neighborhoods.

  • Virtual Open House #2
  • June 25, 2020
  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Virtual Meeting link: bit.ly/central_openhouse2
  • Call in #: 877 853 5257; Meeting ID: 891 8224 3006

Thank you for those who joined us at the first Central Denver public meeting on Tuesday, March 10th at the Manual High School Cafeteria!  See below for materials from this meeting:

Introduction and Project Background

Community Vision For Transit, Walking, Biking and Safety

Community Input Exercise

Other Projects In The Study Area

ONLINE MAP SURVEY TOOL

Thank you to those of you who provided feedback on how you travel by bike, by bus, by car, and on foot in and around Denver via our online map survey tool. Go to the survey, click on a network area, and select “Show Comments” in the upper right to view the feedback your community has shared. 

SOUTH CENTER DENVER - VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

A South Central Denver virtual open house was held on April 21, 2020 for you to share your experiences and hopes for getting around more safely and easily in your neighborhood.

If you missed the South Central Denver Virtual Open House on April 21, you can now watch a recording of the meeting.

The South Central project area includes:

  • North Capitol Hill
  • Capitol Hill
  • Civic Center
  • Lincoln Park
  • Cheeseman Park
  • Baker
  • Speer
  • Washington Park West
  • Platt Park
  • Overland
  • Rosedale       
 

About Community Transportation Networks


This process aims to provide more transportation options for our residents and safer, more efficient ways to move around town. The process relies on public input and allows neighborhoods to share their desires for a complete network so people can walk, bike, drive or take transit to where they want to go.

Community Transportation Networks support sustainable transportation options that lessen congestion on roadways and provides safer alternatives to driving. By supporting the city’s Denver Moves: Bikes plan and the city’s  commitment to building 125 miles of bikeways by the end of 2023, Denver will increase the number of households within ¼ mile of a high comfort bikeway and provide more residents with an alternative transportation option.

Denver will prioritize significant buildout of the bike network at the city’s core, where population densities are higher. These areas are Northwest, Central and South Central Denver.

When determining which areas of the city to prioritize for the first Community Transportation Networks, ten small areas were developed and measured by factors like riding distance to high-comfort bikeways, jobs, and population. This data was used to rank each area. The highest-scoring areas were selected as the first three Community Transportation Network areas in the Northwest, Central and South Central Denver.       

Denver’s Vision Zero Action Plan acknowledges that everyone has the right to safely travel on Denver streets no matter what mode of transportation they use. It also recognizes that human error is inevitable and transportation systems should be forgiving. Therefore, the city has been ramping up efforts to make its streets safer for all users. You can learn more about these efforts at denvergov.org/visionzero.

Research from cities across the U.S. (including Denver) demonstrates that cities with more high-quality bike infrastructure have 44% fewer traffic deaths and injuries overall. In addition to enhanced bikeways, networks will include other types of transportation safety features, such as lower vehicle speeds through neighborhoods, improved intersections, and other ways to get us closer to zero traffic related fatalies and serious injuries. 

Community Transportation Networks will align with the community’s twenty-year vision by building on the work of Denveright, Blueprint Denver, Neighborhood Transportation Management Plans, Comprehensive Plan 2040 and other projects that value safety, connectivity and transportation choice.

As demonstrated in these other recent planning efforts, we will continue to work closely with the community to identify priorities and draft near and long-term project recommendations. 

The projects will use funding from the City’s annual capital improvements program budget, the voter-passed Elevate Denver general obligation bond, and funds that were already allocated for street resurfacing projects as part of a five-year program.

 

 

Increased safety for all users: The process will identify and implement safety features to benefit everyone using the roadway, not just bicycles. People walking, biking, driving and taking transit will benefit from calming vehicle speeds in neighborhoods, low-stress bike lanes, and better crossings.  

Addressing congestion: As more people move to Denver, we must plan now to improve how people to get around town without increasing congestion on our streets. DOTI wants to understand how people in our communities currently travel and how to effectively build healthier walking, biking, and transit connections in neighborhoods that get people to the places they want to go.

Strengthening neighborhoods: In several previous planning efforts, Denverites have communicated their desire to have complete neighborhoods, connected by complete networks for walking, biking, driving and taking transit, so that all Denverites can access their daily needs.

Supporting local business: Despite the concerns that may emerge around on-street parking, data shows that in cities across North America, redesigning streets for safer and more inclusive modes of transportation has proven to benefit businesses

Supporting equity in access: Better streets can help us address the safety and infrastructure gaps that disproportionately impact people of color, women, gender non-binary people, children, caregivers and others. 

With your input! We’ll be hosting a number of community events where the general public is invited to provide thoughts and feedback on the projects that are taking place throughout the city. Our aim is to prioritize projects that will bring about positive change in your neighborhood, and we need your help.  

Denver encourages its residents to participate in the Community Transportation Network planning process. As funding becomes available, City staff will use the ideas and input they receive from the community to prioritize and implement transportation improvements.

The community engagement process includes stakeholder meetings, public open houses, surveys and other interactive ways for people to provide the planning teams with insight into how people travel in their neighborhoods, what works well, and what could be improved. Residents will also learn about other transportation and infrastructure projects currently planned for their communities.

A high comfort bikeway provides greater separation between people in cars and on bikes and a more comfortable ride for people of all skill levels.  They also better organize the roadway so that people who ride bikes have dedicated space to travel safely. The dedicated space provides greater predictability for all users of the roadway.

Of the 125 miles of bike lanes to be installed by the end of 2023, the majority will be considered high comfort facilities.