There’s no doubt that a city that’s easy
to get around in will be one that visitors
for both business and pleasure will come
back to often – and Denver fits the bill. Its
central U.S. location has turned the city
into a hub for business, distribution of
goods and services, travel and leisure.
Consider that, in 2010, the city hosted 75
conventions in the Colorado Convention
Center, plus 423 other meetings, resulting
in an economic impact for the city of $653
million. A network of transportation options
and roadways offer metro Denver residents
and visitors alike an easy commute, and
convenient access to area businesses,
shopping, entertainment, recreational
activities and services.
Metro Denver is continually working to
develop and expand its transportation
system, including the construction of the
area’s first beltway and toll road system; the
T-REX project in 2006 (see sidebar); and the
FasTracks program—a multi-billion dollar
comprehensive transit expansion plan to
build 122 miles of new commuter rail and
light rail, 18 miles of bus rapid transit,
21,000 new parking spaces at light rail and
bus stations, and enhanced bus service for
easier bus/rail connections across an eight-county district. The following is an overview
of the city’s major highways and byways.
Metro Denver provides an efficient network
of streets, freeways and highways.
• I-225 serves the southeast quadrant of
• U.S. 285 and U.S. 6 connect the western
foothills and metro Denver.
IN METRO DENVER