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A connected multimodal region

The Denver region aspires to have a connected multimodal transportation system to provide everyone with viable travel choices. The travel options include public transit, cycling, walking and carpooling or vanpooling for travel users of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. To accomplish the mission, stakeholders must balance the region’s current transportation needs with available funding. The needs of the region's transportation system include adapting quickly to major trends affecting the region, such as significant population growth, a rapidly aging population, new technology and evolving economy and changing residential and workplace styles.

A vibrant stylized depiction of a busy highway, metaphorically representing transportation’s history, present and future. Two rows of cars from all eras are driving from right to left and trains from steam-engine freight trains to high-speed rail are driving on tracks next to them.

Desired outcomes

The regional transportation system is well-connected and serves all modes of travel.

The transportation system integrates regional and local roadways and streets, transit (bus and rail), bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and air and freight rail linkages. The transportation system connects the region to the rest of the state and beyond, and will evolve to include future technology and mobility innovations as appropriate.

The transportation system is safe, reliable and well-maintained.

Educational, enforcement and engineering approaches enhance safety to reduce crashes, serious injuries and fatalities. Coordinated operations and management of the system maximizes capacity and reliability for all users. Transportation system physical components are well-maintained to extend their useful life and provide a quality travel experience.


A Private Industry Leader in Green Transportation Solutions

Advancements in transportation technology can offer residents quicker, cleaner and more efficient ways to move around our fast-growing region. In partnership with the City of Denver and agencies like Electrify America, the Regional Transportation District and Colorado Department of Transportation, Lyft is making a significant investment in green transportation solutions through a commitment to transition into offering only electric vehicles on its platform by 2030.

Performance measures

Performance measures are critically important in monitoring the region’s progress toward Metro Vision themes and outcomes. They are used to obtain regular measurement of outcomes and results. They also generate reliable data to help local governments and partners evaluate policies, programs and initiatives. As part of its reporting on plan progress toward an efficient and predictable development pattern, DRCOG will use the metrics outlined on the Metro Vision performance measures page.

MeasureWhere are we today? (baseline)Baseline yearWhere do we want to be? (target)Target year
Non-single-occupant vehicle mode share to work25.1%201435.0%2040
Daily vehicle miles traveled per capita25.5 daily vehicle miles traveled per capita201010% decrease from 20102040
Average travel time variation (peak vs. off-peak)1.222014Less than 1.302040
Daily person delay per capita6 minutes2017Less than 9 minutes2040
Number of traffic fatalities2542020zero2040