Denver Moves: Federal
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This is a self-guided meeting where you will learn more about the Denver Moves: Federal project and the work that has been done so far for the transit alternatives analysis. We're also looking for your feedback to help keep this project moving forward.
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- This should take you around 10 to 15 minutes to complete, but since this is a self-guided meeting you can take your time!
LET'S GET STARTED!
With the challenges presented by COVID-19 to our daily lives and our economy, planning for the future of public transit has become more important than ever. RTD and other transit providers nationwide are adapting to create safe, reliable, and successful transit service to meet our mobility needs.
WHAT IS DENVER MOVES: FEDERAL?
MORE IN THE KNOW
Click to expand on what we’ve done and heard.
WE'VE DONE OUR RESEARCH
We have analyzed existing conditions, including:
- Population growth
- Economic development
- Safety (vehicular, pedestrian, and bicyclist)
We have reviewed previous planning efforts, including:
- (2017) Corridor Study
- (2018) Identified as high-capacity transit corridor by Denver Moves: Transit
- (2018) Identified as top-tier BRT candidate corridor by RTD feasibility study
- (2017)Part of the city's High-Injury Network
WE'VE HEARD YOUR NEEDS!
Hundreds of community members completed our questionaire in March/April. Below are the highlights.
- Majority of respondents use Federal for visits to commercial destinations
- Out of the various types of transit, the following were selected at the top three most desired (in decreasing order):
- Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
- Enhanced Bus
What amenities would you want analyzed?
Dedicated transit lanes separate from vehicles141
High quality transit shelters90
Intersection improvements for pedestrian crossings, control turning vehicles, and better transit access180
Level boarding for people to easily get on and off transit without a step35
Ticket validation before you get on the bus to speed up boarding23
Real time schedule information78
Recognizable transit branding to help guide your journey18
Traffic signals that prioritize transit over other vehicles74
Other (please specify)15
TRANSIT TECHNOLOGIES: A FURTHER LOOK
We evaluated each transit technology using the following criteria:
- Consistency with Local/Regional Plans
- Community Support
- Engineering/Operational Feasibility
- Capital Costs
CLICK ON EACH OF THE CIRCLES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A TRANIST TECHNOLOGY
ENHANCED BUSYes Maintain, but improve the current bus service, including more frequencies
BUS RAPID TRANSITYes Separate space for a high quality, high capacity bus service (i.e. RTD's Flatiron Flyer)
TRAMNot Recommended Similar to light rail, but smaller vehicles to fit in urban settings
STREETCARNot Recommended Electrified rail that shares travel lanes with traffic
LIGHT RAILNot Recommended Exclusive space for electrified rail
NON-TRADITIONAL URBAN METHODSNot Recommended Used in urban areas, such as heavy or commuter rail, magnetic levitation (Maglev), monorail, personal rapid transit (PRT), gondola systems, etc.
IS FEDERAL BOULEVARD THE RIGHT CORRIDOR?
The short answer is YES, but we did evaluate other parallel corridors for both enhanced transit and transitways using the evaluation criteria below.
Does this corridor:
- Improve local and regional connectivity?
- Support the stability of local neighborhoods and businesses?
- Support the creation of a frequent transit network?
- Integrate multimodal options?
- Provide greater transit access?
- Bring together various, diverse communities served by Federal with a single, comprehensive vision for mobility?
- Enhance safety?
CLICK ON EACH OF THE CIRCLES TO VIEW EACH MAP
FEDERAL ENHANCED TRANSIT
WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES?
As the Denver Moves: Federal process begins to define more specific plans for the future of transit service on Federal Boulevard, which of the following outcome(s) is most important to you? Click and drag the order from top priority to lower priority
Bus service is as fast as car travel
High quality stations that offer amenities such as shelters, real time travel information and distinct identity
Pedestrians going to and from transit stops/station feel safe
Bus service on Federal Boulevard makes it easy to get to regional destinations via regular, convenient transfer options
Your priorities have been submitted!
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