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Denver Moves Downtown 


Denver Moves: Downtown is a planning effort that is re-envisioning the city’s downtown transportation system. It will build off years of study and analysis to create a roadmap for implementing tangible near-term improvements that the hundreds of thousands of people who live, work, study, visit and play in downtown Denver will experience in the coming years, while also identifying a long-term vision for the future of mobility in the city’s center.


It’s more than just a transportation plan — it’s a critical step in building a successful and flexible multimodal future for Denver.


The effort is being led by the City and County of Denver, in collaboration with the Regional Transportation District and the Downtown Denver Partnership, and will be completed in early 2020.

The boundaries for Denver Moves: Downtown generally follow I-25 to the west, Park Ave. to the north, Lincoln Ave. to the east, and Speer Blvd. to the south, but the project will also take into account how surrounding neighborhoods and the entire region access downtown.


A virtual open house meeting will occur on June 10.  Attend this open house to learn about the proposed future improvements for getting around on downtown streets.


Funding is a combination of city capital improvement program dollars and partner contributions from RTD and DDP.

The total budget for Denver Moves: Downtown is $1.5 million dollars. This includes the current study and alternative development phase. An additional $250,000 will be available to put toward the implementation of short-term projects and improvements identified through this current effort.

Denver Moves: Downtown is primarily concentrated on the city center to review and consider future changes to the downtown transportation system. The boundaries shown on the map serve as general guidelines for needed modeling and the project’s focus area. The project is taking a holistic approach that will also take into account how surrounding neighborhoods and the entire region access downtown.

Denver Moves: Downtown will identify projects that improve the transportation system for the city center in the near term as well over the long-term. These projects will be prioritized for funding consideration over the next 5, 10 and 20 years. Early activation pilot projects are anticipated to begin as soon as 2020.

Denver Moves: Downtown, just like its predecessors, supports goals set forth in other citywide plans including Blueprint Denver and the Vision Zero Action Plan. The Denver Moves: Transit plan, Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails plan and Denver Moves: Bicycles plan prioritize multimodal improvements on a citywide scale. Denver Moves: Downtown more holistically addresses transportation within the city center.

As a result of the general obligation bond approved by voters in 2017, the City and County of Denver will be providing critical citywide improvements through the Elevate Denver Bond Program. A variety of downtown transportation and mobility projects are included on the project list such as the 16th Street Mall Plan Implementation, citywide sidewalk construction, Auraria/Downtown Connection Vision Plan, etc. Denver Moves: Downtown will coordinate with these projects as well as other previous plans such as Vision Zero.

Denver Moves: Downtown will be addressing a wide range of transportation goals including safety, accessibility and efficiency. We would like to hear your ideas and recommendations, whether big or small, on how we can improve our downtown transportation system.


Community Task Force

Community Task Force Workshop #3 – June 2019


Community Task Force Workshop #2 – April 2019


Kickoff Meeting — December 2018

Materials (PDF)

Meeting Summary

Arapahoe Square Design Advisory Board

Ballpark Collective

Bicycle Colorado

 Bike Denver

 Blake 27

City Council ( Districts 9 and 10)


Clements Historic District Neighborhood Association

Colorado Motor Carriers Association

Colorado Rockies

CU Denver - Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Cultural Arts Residential Organization

Curtis Park Neighbors

Denver Art Museum

Denver Broncos

Denver Convention Center

Denver Streets Partnership

Downtown Denver BID

Downtown Denver Partnership Mobility Council

Downtown Denver Partnership Public Realm Council

Downtown Denver Partnership Retail Council

Enterprise Hill Homeowners Association

Five Points BlD

Five Points Business District

Five Points Historic Association

Golden Triangle Creative District

Greenway Foundation

Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC)

Larimer Place Condominium Association

Lo Do District, Inc.

Lower Downtown Design Review Board

Lower Downtown Historic District

Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association (LoDoNA)

Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Committee

Mayor's Multi-Modal Advisory Committee

Mayor's Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Monarch Mills HOA

Pepsi Center

Rio Norte

Riverfront Park Association

RTD Citizen's Advisory Committee

The Central Platte Valley - Auraria District RNO

The Points Historical Redevelopment Corp

The River Mile

Union Station Advocates

Union Station North

Vision Zero

Visit Denver

Walk Denver

Windsor Condominium Association


For questions or more information, contact the Denver Moves: Downtown project team 

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