Multimodal Corridors: Broadway, A Multimodal Corridor
The 1996 TMP identified 10 multimodal corridors, but did not provide a lot of detail on how to develop a true multimodal corridor. Since that time, the city has studied the existing corridors with Broadway being the best example of a complete multimodal corridor in many sections. The multimodal characteristics of Broadway include:
- One of the primary north-south corridors in the community and connects to the regional transportation system;
- A high frequency CTN transit service for its length in the SKIP and several regional transit services;
- A high quality pedestrian and bicycle facilities for most of the corridor allowing for safe and convenient travel along the corridor;
- Numerous safe and convenient crossing opportunities of the corridor, including underpasses and signalized intersections;
- Pedestrian and bicycle access to the corridor allowing easy access to transit and facilities on the corridor;
- A mix of uses with a high concentration of users in the activity centers of the downtown and the University of Colorado (CU);
- A high-quality, pedestrian-friendly design in the downtown area and older segments; and
- Two major activity centers, the downtown and CU, which manage and price their parking supply.
The result of these characteristics produces a transit mode share of 19 percent for travel along the corridor when measured at Regent Drive in the p.m. peak period. A significant number of bike trips also travel along the corridor. If these transit trips were taken in automobiles, the Level of Service (LOS) at this intersection would drop from a D to a very poor F condition and travel along the corridor would be more difficult (see "How are we doing?" for more detail).
Click here for more information on the current reconstruction of Broadway.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 08:21