Downtown Denver is the hub of Denver metro regional transportation network. Interstates, highways, light rail, bus and bicycle routes converge in Downtown to provide seamless multi-modal access for commuters and visitors alike.
Denver is frequently lauded as one of America's top cities for bicycling; the Regional Transportation District (RTD) was named the Best Transit Agency in North America in 2003 and 2008.
The Downtown Denver Partnership is committed to ensuring that Downtown Denver remains a critical transportation hub and provides all Downtown visitors multiple travel choices. According to a 2009 commuting survey, over 60% of Downtown employees regularly choose modes other than driving alone to get to work. For more information about commuter benefits and employer transportation services and programs provided by the Partnership, visit our Transportation Management Association page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is it convenient to take the bus?
A: A recent survey show that approximately 40% of all Downtown Denver commuters use transit (bus or light rail) to get to work. It's no surprise that so many people are using transit to get Downtown since there are nearly 60 bus routes and 5 light rail lines that run into Downtown. Visit www.rtd-denver.com to learn more about your bus and light rail options.
Q: How much does it cost to park at an off-street lot or garage in Downtown Denver?
A: Downtown Denver parking lots set their own rates, but typically range from $5 per day in some outerlying lots to as much as $20 per day in underground, temperature controlled garages. To find the parking lot or garage that works for you, please visit www.experiencedowntowndenver.com.
Q: I commute by bicycle. Where can I park my bike? Can I ride my bicycle on the 16th Street Mall?
A: First, check with your building. Many of the larger Downtown buildings offer secure bicycle parking for free or a low rate. Otherwise, try parking at one of the over 600 bicycle racks scattered on the sidewalks throughout Downtown Denver. Bicycling (as well as skateboarding, rollerblading, and the use of Segways) and parking your bicycle on the 16th Street Mall is currently prohibited (except on Sundays) but bicycling is allowed on every other street in Downtown.