Skip navigation


Denver Smart City Logo

 


Connected Multi-Modal City

 

A Connected Multi-Modal City integrates technology with the built environment to provide flexible, affordable, and accessible multi-modal transportation options for everyone. 

  • Facing a staggering population increase, Denver is facing the challenge of moving more people faster on a shrinking budget and aging infrastructure. Smart technologies like road sensors, DSRC, and autonomous vehicles hold the opportunity to safely fit more people into a finite transportation system. 
  • Denver needs to provide convenient and centralized access to multiple transportation options and information throughout the city on Denver B-Cycle, the cities bike share program, riding the bus or light rail.
  • Mobility freedom connects communities and neighborhoods with safe and convenient access to education, healthy food, entertainment, housing, and jobs.

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are applications that provide an innovative approach to how transportation and traffic are handled on a large scale. These smart technologies include wireless communications, car navigation, traffic signal regulation, and more. 

Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program (ATCMTD)

ATCMTD is a federal grant that deploys technology to address traffic congestion and safety. This $12M ($6M grant, $6M match) effort leverages internal city staff, consultants, and vendors and focuses on:

  • Connected Freight - Using connected vehicle technology that allows trucks to communicate with our traffic signals, we can reduce the impact delivery and freight trucks have in local communities, increase safety, improve delivery time reliability, and provide cost savings to participating cargo companies.
  • Connected Fleet - By deploying connected vehicle technology to city vehicles in a small geographic area, we can better understand how this communication can help improve resident commuting experiences, upgrade our traffic management system, and provide better data to citizens.
  • Connected Citizens - Testing automated pedestrian detection and notification technology will allow pedestrian “walk” signs to be extended if someone, such as a young child or a sight-impaired individual, needs a little more time to cross the street.

More Information on ATCMTD

 
 

GoDenver

GoDenver is a mobile app that allows users to find the quickest, cheapest, or greenest way to move from point A to point B. The current platform focuses on addressing all your travel needs in a single app and trip planning. The long-term goal is that the app will allow users to book and purchase the trip directly from their smartphone.  

 

 

MyDenver Card

The City and County of Denver, Denver Public Schools (DPS), and RTD are working together to offer a free RTD pass to all school-age children in Denver. Currently, the MyDenver card provides youth, ages 5-18, free access to recreation centers, pools, and cultural facilities.

Please Note: This project is currently on hold while RTD finalizes its’ pass programs.

 

Interactive Wayfinding Kiosks 

With innovative technology, kiosks will give users a way to reserve or help drivers who have not pre-planned to find parking faster, reducing congestion-causing circling and driver frustration.




 

Other Programs

Vision Zero

Vision Zero is a proven, data-driven approach to reducing transportation-related injuries and saving lives. Vision Zero is a transportation safety philosophy that was works toward the only acceptable number of traffic deaths and serious injuries: zero. 

Visit Vision Zero Denver

 

Transportation Demand Strategies

Implement and support programs that reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) and Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) trips made by all residents, employees, and visitors to Denver. 



 

US DOT'S Smart City Challenge

"In December 2015,  we  launched  our  Smart  City  Challenge,  asking  mid-sized cities across America to develop ideas for an integrated, first-of-its-kind smart transportation system that would use data, applications, and technology to help people and goods move more quickly, cheaply, and efficiently."
Visit The Smart City Challenge Site