Downtown Denver:
The Way Our Workforce Moves

The Downtown Denver mobility system supports our workforce traveling to and through the center city. Again this year, more commuters are choosing to walk, ride a bike, and use transit than to drive alone. The results presented in this 12th annual Downtown Denver Commuter Survey confirm that a strong commitment to providing increased access to a variety of transportation options creates a system that moves more people safely, affordably, sustainably, and reinforces the advantage of a center city office location for employees and employers.


11.3 mi
Average one-way commute distance for an employee from home to work
Largest age group of commuters to walk or bike to work
Increase in bike mode share from 6.6% to 9% over the past two years
Of people driving alone to work would choose transit as their first alternative to driving

Mobility Options

  • 8 rail lines, including the University of Colorado A Line to Denver International Airport
  • 19.4 miles of bike lanes and trails, including 4 miles of protected bike lanes
  • 60 RTD bus routes, including the Free MallRide and Free MetroRide
  • 34 Denver B-Cycle bike sharing stations
  • 4 carshare companies with 22 dedicated parking spaces
  • 5 e-scooter companies and 2 dockless bikeshare companies (launched in Summer 2018)

Commuter Survey 2018 Mobility Map

Employer Influence

Commuter Survey 2018 park

68% of employees are offered a subsidized transit pass and 32% are offered a subsidized parking space from their company.

Commuter Survey 2018 bike2

Secure bike parking encourages bike commuting; 62% of employees have access to secure bike parking through their employer.

Commuter Survey 2018 rail

68% of employees who receive transit passes fully paid for by their employers use transit in their commute to work.

Commuter Survey 2018 car

66% of employees who receive parking passes fully paid for by their employers drive to work alone.

2018 Downtown Denver Commuter Survey

Download the 2018 Commuter Survey Report

Thank you to all who took the 2019 Commuter Survey. We will be releasing the results report in the near future – check back soon!