Owner: City and County of Denver, CO
Contract Price: $10 million
Project Length: 0.25 miles
Functional Class: Local
Greenroads Score: 32 points
Greenroads Rating: Bronze
The 14th Street project was constructed to welcome visitors to the downtown area with enhanced pedestrian and bicycle facilities along the 12 blocks from Market Street to Colfax Avenue in downtown Denver. The northern sidewalk was widened to 19 feet, the southern sidewalk was widened to 16 feet and include seating areas, elongated planters, planter pots, street lighting, accent lighting, and wayfinding signage. Bulb-outs were installed at intersections to minimize pedestrian crossing distances. An on-street bike lane was added to connect the Cherry Creek trail and Civic Center Park. The roadway paving consisted primarily of full depth concrete reconstruction, including colored concrete, for the roadway and intersections.
The project has been dubbed "Ambassador Street" because of its visitor oriented facilities. The Colorado Convention Center is along the corridor as well as several hotels and many restaurants and bars. The project earned credit for many Access & Equity credits for its bicycle and pedestrian amenities, as well as for using local and recycled materials. It is the first Greenroads Certified project in the state of Colorado!