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East Yale Avenue Corridor

Downing to High Line Canal

East Yale Avenue is vital link between historic neighborhoods, north-south travel thoroughfares, RTD light rail corridors, and bicycle and pedestrian networks. That link, however, boasts different characteristics throughout its 2.5-mile span. West of Colorado Boulevard to Downing Street, Yale is a two-lane road (one each direction) through a residential area, while east of Colorado to the High Line Canal (west of Holly Street), Yale varies from a five-lane to seven-lane cross section supporting a variety of land uses, including commercial centers, residential, transit- oriented development, and access to I-25 and the High Line Canal.

Denver Public Works is studying the East Yale Avenue Corridor from Franklin Street in the west to the High Line Canal trail connection at the city limits, coordinating with the community to explore potential projects along the corridor that would improve conditions for everyone walking, bicycling, taking transit and driving.


Project Goals

  • Identify key multimodal infrastructure and roadway improvements
  • Enhance multimodal safety along corridor
  • Increase consistency/predictability for all modes of travel
Project Status: Study

The study will begin in 2019 with an existing conditions assessment and will conclude in 2020 with recommendations for future actions.

Council District: 4

Neighborhoods: Goldsmith, Hampden, University, University Hills, University Park, and Wellshire