18th and 19th Transit Improvements

February 1, 2021

The Downtown Denver Partnership is dedicated to increasing transportation options that allow our city to grow and provide safety and mobility for all people using all modes of travel. 18th and 19th Streets are important corridors in Downtown Denver, offering multiple options for making cross-town connections through the center city. The City & County of Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) has been working with RTD to finalize street designs that will improve the reliability of local and regional transit service on 18th and 19th streets, while also providing space and comfort for people walking and biking.

These projects are complementary to a larger mobility effort in Denver. Downtown Denver is one of three communities with bike lane networks to be built out by 2023. This undertaking will focus on the city’s core, coordinating the addition of bike lanes when streets are paved, and adding “high comfort” bike facilities that will serve as “backbones” for future bike lane build-outs. 18th and 19th Street projects will add over a mile-and-a-half of these new “high comfort” bike facilities to downtown, and these streets will be optimized for pedestrian use by lowering speeds and traffic volumes through thoughtful design.

Final design for the 18th, 19th, and Lincoln transit lanes is expected to be completed in early 2021, and construction is expected to begin as early as Summer 2021. Read on here for more information on Denver’s bike lane projects.

Please reach out to Andrew Iltis on our Mobility team at the Downtown Denver Partnership for more information about these and other mobility efforts in Downtown Denver.