Downtown Denver by Design

Downtown Denver's 14th Street corridor has been transformed into a new multimodal and environmentally sensitive area that links major cultural and civic institutions. Before it was upgraded, 14th Street was a mismatched corridor of large and small hotels, businesses, and surface parking lots with few trees and dim lighting that was not an attractive place for pedestrians, especially at night. The new 14th Street, by contrast, looks and feels like a vibrant neighborhood with several destinations that offer a dynamic and welcoming atmosphere. One of the travel lanes was removed to allow for widened sidewalks and a bicycle lane, giving motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists equal use of the space. Tree-sheltered areas for foot traffic keep the area pedestrian-friendly, a new flex lane allows for on-street parking during off-peak hours, and bulb-outs at most corners decrease crossing distance and reduce the speed of turning vehicles. The city has won accolades for the development of a streetscape that has improved its downtown socially, economically, and environmentally, and the citizens of Denver are enjoying a downtown that has come alive both during and after working hours.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 60-61
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  • Accession Number: 01487597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 2013 10:06AM