Building upon the success of the Corridor Study, Radian is continuing its partnership with the project stakeholder committee to implement their priority projects. The following is a list of potential projects which could be pursued in future phases of work; it is based on the community engagement conducted through 2020, as well as the survey results from the Steering Committee and the broader community.
Add missing sidewalks and ensure they are ADA accessible, including missing sidewalks not included in the Elevate Denver Bond map (e.g. south side of 35th at Colorado Blvd.), focusing in particular on 35th Ave at the Park Hill Golf Course, which would provide a safe and complete route to Colorado Blvd.
Increase lighting in the neighborhood by adding lighting in partnership with Xcel Energy, the community, and the Denver Police Department.
Pursue quick wins for pedestrian safety, including improvements on Holly St. at the Vickers Boys and Girls Club, the intersection of Smith Rd. and Albion St., and potentially by Smith Elementary.
Perform a demonstration project, either temporarily or permanently, by providing wider sidewalks between Skyland Park and Smith Elementary on 35th Ave. This would allow the extension of the neighborhood bikeway to the school, while providing synergy with the work of Safe Routes to School. It would also create the opportunity to test community responses to proposed changes along the whole corridor.
Rebuild alley curb ramps on 35th Ave. to make them ADA-accessible and place improvements in such a way that wider walks could easily be accommodated in the future.
Rebuild and/or retime the crossings at 40th and Colorado Blvd., 35th and Colorado Blvd., and Bruce Randolph and Colorado Blvd. to make the intersections safer for all pedestrians and bicyclists.
Partner with DOTI to improve intersections on 35th with bump-outs, potentially including storm-water infiltration, to shorten street crossing distances and to slow traffic on cross streets. Bump-outs should be designed to easily connect to future wider walks and tree lawns.
Complete the walk in the Dahlia gap to provide an alternative path to the 40th and Colorado station.
Begin adding monumentation and art throughout the corridor.
Add intersection murals at stop-controlled intersections, in particular the intersection of 35th and Fairfax St. and the intersection of 35th and Jasmine St. by Smith Elementary School.
Rebuild the cul-de-sac at the 40th and Colorado station to create an arrival plaza with art installations, history, and wayfinding signage.
Paint the route on existing sidewalks and install wayfinding signage.
Conduct bike education events in partnership with Bikes Together, Bicycle Colorado, and other groups.
Paint bike lanes on Dahlia St., as the existing ROW is wide enough to accommodate painted lanes.
Rebuild 35th Ave. between Colorado Blvd. and Jasmine St. to accommodate a high level of pedestrian amenities, increased bicycle safety, and increased lighting – including pedestrian-scaled lighting.
Rebuild Bruce Randolph and 33rd Ave to accommodate all users.
These projects require a high-level of coordination among several stakeholders, such as the Trust for Public Land, the City and County of Denver, and our steering committee with a variety of representation. Implementation to date has focused on the following projects:
Advocate for pedestrian and mobility improvements at 35th and Colorado in conjunction with the City and County-funded improvements to rebuild and resignal this intersection. This requires working with CDOT as well as private landowners to take the engineering design through build procurement.
Partner with agencies like the City and County of Denver as well as Denver Police Department and Xcel to increase lighting throughout the neighborhood. This work has been a collaborative effort with the Department of Transportation Infrastructure and Parks and Recreation due to the ownership restrictions of lighting.
Advance the design of the Dahlia Gap as it connects to the 40th and Colorado Station. This has required consultation with the developers of the Park Hill Golf Course and larger overall visioning with the community.
Expand the installation of art, monuments, and wayfinding signage in the neighborhood. This project received a $10,000 grant from Denver Arts and Venues as part of their P.S. You Are Here program. This will be used for installing art in a community-driven way.
Introduce temporary pop-ups to explore mobility options. Through working with CDOT and Vision Zero, along with Safe Routes to School and Denver’s Street Partnership, these pop-ups should be installed over the summer of 2022.
All the above projects are guided by the steering committee who has identified these as priorities. Working with our steering committee, Radian continues to engage the neighborhood about the future of the 303 ArtWay.