Whether you walk, bike, take transit, or drive downtown, Public Works would like to get your 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 at denvermovesdowntown.org through 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.
RTD Bus Stop Update
Beginning Tuesday, September 4 there will be a closure for the RTD bus stop along the west side of Federal at Holden place, RTD stop #13701. The closure is anticipated to be in place until early October. Riders are encouraged to use stop #13702 at Federal Boulevard & 14th Avenue.
The public's patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.
If you have any questions or would like additional project information, please contact the project hotline at 303.482.1071, or email, FederalBlvdReconstruction@gmail.com. Messages left on the hotline or e-mails received will be responded to promptly.
Vision Zero Improvements coming to Federal
So far this year, 11 people have died in crashes along Federal, including seven pedestrians. The rate of fatalities on Federal Boulevard is currently 20 times higher than the urban rate on Colorado roadways. Denver’s Vision Zero sets a goal that none of these deaths are acceptable.
Next week, the city, in conjunction with CDOT, will begin making enhancements at 10 intersections on Federal between Virginia and Jewell, adjusting signal timing to activate the pedestrian signal every cycle. Following those improvements, at five of these intersections the city will add new pedestrian countdown indicators (where there currently are none). And a few weeks following these improvements, the city will install a pedestrian head start at 7 of these 10 intersections.
In the coming weeks, the city also will be testing new crash analysis technology at 10th, Howard and Holden, and following that will be implementing similar pedestrian signal improvements at these intersections.
Later this year and into early 2018, the city will make additional pedestrian and safety upgrades at Howard and Kentucky.
Below are the specific changes to each intersection.
(LPI = Leading Pedestrian Interval (4 seconds), ped recall = pedestrian signal comes up every time)
Virginia: Ped recall, new countdown ped signal, LPI
Exposition: Ped recall, new countdown ped signal, LPI
Kentucky: Ped recall, new countdown ped signal, LPI
Mississippi: Ped recall, new countdown ped signal
Louisiana: Ped recall, new countdown ped signal, LPI
Arkansas: Ped recall, LPI
Florida: Ped recall
Iowa/Mexico mid-block: Ped recall
Colorado: Ped recall, LPI
Jewell: Ped recall, LPI
“Go-Tober” is a month away!
Did you know during the month of October, you can win great prizes, save money, and get recognition just for carpooling, taking the light rail/bus, riding a bike or even walking to work? That’s because “Go-Tober” is a month away! The DRCOG program encourages people to commute smarter year-round and find ways to travel to work other than driving alone. Last year, City employees who took the “Go-Tober” challenge saved an average of $45 and logged enough trips to get from Downtown Denver to Frisco almost 900 times! If you’re up for the challenge, register your company at http://waytogotober.org. The winners will be announced on November 1!
If you have a youth ages 14-19 who needs transportation, come to the below Recreation Center locations on these dates and times and pick up a free RTD My Ride card.
Youth must have a valid MY Denver membership
For youth ages 14-19 only
Limit of 2 My Ride cards per family
Parent/guardian must be present to register for the cards
For more information on the My Ride card visit www.rtd-denver.com/myride/.
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