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Background Information

What is the study?

The Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) is conducting a safety study of East 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, and 18th Avenues between Broadway and Yosemite Street. This study will analyze crash data, user volumes (vehicles/pedestrians/bicyclists), traffic speed data, and community input to develop recommendations for reducing crashes on these streets.

Why is DOTI doing this study?

Not only have residents and neighborhood groups communicated their safety concerns about these streets to DOTI, but Denver’s Vision Zero Action Plan also identifies several segments of these streets as Tier 1 or Tier 2 High Injury Network Corridors. The city is studying these corridors to identify recommendations for safety improvements alongside the design of East Colfax Ave. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

What is the study area?

The geographic scope of the study area is East 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, and 18th Avenues from Broadway to Yosemite Street (18th Avenue only from Broadway to York and Josephine Streets). The study focuses on the east-west avenues and their intersections with north-south streets but not mid-block segments of the north-south streets. Study of East Colfax Avenue itself has already been completed as a part of the Bus Rapid Transit design.

What is the timeline?

Alongside analysis of crashes, users, and speeds, DOTI is collecting community input in Q1 2024 to begin making recommendations in mid-2024. Implementation of these recommendations is dependent on funding.

We Want Your Input!

Please leave comments on the map below and fill out the survey to help us improve safety on the corridors adjacent to East Colfax Avenue.