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.
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.
Arapahoe Square Design Advisory Board
City Council ( Districts 9 and 10)
Clements Historic District Neighborhood Association
Colorado Motor Carriers Association
CU Denver - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Cultural Arts Residential Organization
Curtis Park Neighbors
Denver Art Museum
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
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
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
Windsor Condominium Association