ADVISORY: Denver Launches Survey on Future of Downtown Transportation System

DENVER – Whether you walk, bike, take transit, or drive downtown, Denver Public Works would like to get people’s feedback on downtown Denver’s current transportation system to help re-envision it as part of the Denver Moves: Downtown planning effort. The public can share their voice through an online survey at denvermovesdowntown.org until Sunday, April 14. Comments received will help prioritize near-term transportation improvements while identifying a long-term vision for moving more people in the city center.

The planning effort 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, or taking transit. Denver Moves: Downtown aims to:

  • Create mode-shift by building a transportation system that is connected through a variety of mode choices
  • Make downtown streets safe
  • Design streets to support healthy, people-oriented places
  • Create a flexible and adaptable street network
  • Make downtown accessible and easy to navigate
  • Provide a transportation system that supports a thriving downtown economy

Denver Moves: Downtown brings a unique opportunity for us to dream big and imagine the possibilities for the future of transportation in the heart of our city—while leveraging years of analysis and building on current successes,” said Eulois Cleckley, Executive Director of Denver Public Works, emphasizing the positive impact the project will have on the city.

The project started late in 2018 with an in-depth analysis of downtown Denver’s current transportation system and a series of highly focused workshops that brought together project area stakeholders, community leaders and technical experts to explore ideas around moving more people, more efficiently, downtown with an emphasis on equity, health and a more people-oriented city center.

“We’ve collected valuable feedback from our community leaders about how to transform the downtown transportation system, but equally important is hearing from the hundreds of thousands of people who live, work, study, visit and play in downtown Denver,” said Cleckley.

The project will engage both stakeholders and the broader public through interactive events such as open houses and “pop-up engagement” sessions at community gathering places and activity centers, beginning this spring. The plan is expected to be complete in 2020.

Denver Moves: Downtown is being led by the City and County of Denver, in collaboration with the Regional Transportation District and the Downtown Denver Partnership.

More information about upcoming community engagement events and project milestones are available at www.denvermovesdowntown.org.

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