Active Transportation Plan

Cyclists and pedestrians crossing pedestrian bridge toward downtown Denver

DRCOG is developing the metro area’s first-ever regional active transportation plan. What’s active transportation? It’s powered by people, and an important part of improving public health: read more from the U.S. Department of Transportation. DRCOG is working with partners throughout the region to develop a regional active transportation vision, an implementable plan, and products to support the development of a robust active transportation network in the Denver region. DRCOG will work alongside local communities to ensure that the plan:
  • supports access to active transportation facilities (such as shared-use paths, bike lanes and sidewalks) for people of all ages, incomes and abilities;
  • enhances active transportation options for rural, suburban and urban communities;
  • encourages active transportation facilities that connect the network and region efficiently, including those that provide connections to transit; and
  • supports  the Denver region’s vision to improve safety, reduce vehicle miles traveled, decrease the number of people driving alone and improve the region’s air quality.
Over the course of the planning process, there will be many opportunities for public comment on and discussion of the plan. Let us know if you want to get updates on the process.
Active Transportation Stakeholder Committee 
The project team is working alongside a group of stakeholders that represent local communities in the Denver region, called the Active Transportation Stakeholder Committee (ATSC). The ATSC meets monthly and all meetings are open to the public. This committee:
  • Provides insight, feedback and local context
  • Helps guide the project teams’ public outreach
  • Provides data, information and reviews materials
The ATSC held its first meeting in November 2017.