Council District 5 is getting some essential sidewalk gaps filled this summer. Denver’s sidewalk network is critical to achieve the City goal of providing a walkable environment that is safe and comfortable for all users and treats all users with dignity. New sidewalk will be installed at the following locations:
E. 6th Avenue Parkway from Colorado Boulevard to Albion Street and Ash Street to Bellaire Street
North side of E. 6th Avenue Parkway at Clermont Street
West side of Albion Street from E. 5th Avenue to E. 6th Avenue Parkway
West side of Bellaire Street from E. 5th Avenue to E. 6th Avenue Parkway
West side of Clermont Street from E. 5th Avenue to north side of E. 6th Avenue Parkway, extending north for one property
West side of Monaco Parkway from E. 6th Avenue Parkway to E. 1st Avenue, as well as northeast corner of E. 4th Avenue and Monaco Parkway (see below for more information)
Monaco Parkway at E. 10th Avenue
Monaco Parkway at E. 12th Avenue
South side of E. 11th Avenue from Magnolia Street to Niagara Street
Denver’s Sidewalk Construction Program is focused on constructing sidewalks where there are gaps in the sidewalk network. With more than 300 miles of missing sidewalks today, new locations to construct sidewalk need to be selected and prioritized. Sidewalk locations are prioritized based on criteria established the Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails plan, focusing on and near streets with many crashes, providing sidewalk access to transit stops, and connections to important community destinations such as schools, parks and grocery stores.
The new sidewalks will include crosswalk ramps at each intersection. The sidewalks will be 5 feet to 8 feet wide depending on the street type and amount of traffic it carries, with higher traffic volumes requiring wider walks for more safety and pedestrian comfort. Where possible, sidewalks will also get a tree lawn between the walk path and street for added comfort.
Adjacent residents and property owners should expect to get notification several months in advance, so they have a chance to coordinate and ask questions with city staff before any construction begins. Upcoming work in Council District 5 will be funded through Elevate Denver Bond funds. Project information about this citywide program can be found at: denvergov.org/sidewalkconstruction.