American Society of Civil Engineers

Applying Principles of Denver Strategic Transportation Plan: East Side Corridor

by Mike Heugh, (No affiliation information available.) and Lisa Candelaria, (No affiliation information available.)
Section: Sustainable Planning, pp. 15-25, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Green Streets and Highways 2010: An Interactive Conference on the State of the Art and How to Achieve Sustainable Outcomes
Abstract: The emphasis of the paper is to highlight the cooperative agency and community sustainability initiatives created and set forth by the Denver Strategic Transportation Plan and how these initiatives are influencing current projects. The Denver Strategic Transportation Plan (STP) project team included Denver Public Works staff, engineering and transportation consultants, an advisory committee and a technical committee. It also incorporated vast input from Denver residents. The STP incorporates previous city planning efforts into one document and moves forward to create a great and livable city for now and in the future. This is done by developing a multimodal transportation system to support a livable, connected and sustainable city. The project team created 12 travel sheds, which are study areas defined by geographical boundaries that have characteristics and facilities serving similar travel patterns. The East Side travel shed has recently become a mobility study that takes the STP initiatives to create project-based solutions for its short- and long-term transportation needs. The mobility study is focusing on multi-modal problems, not just vehicle congestion. The project team is looking at gaps within the overall transportation system that are hindering alternative transportation modes.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Transportation management
Transportation corridors
Sustainable development