Take a Walk in Downtown Denver
Do you know what Denver’s most walkable neighborhood is? That’s right, it’s Downtown Denver’s own “Central Business District.” The top 5 walkable neighborhoods in Denver are: 1) Central Business District, 2) North Capitol Hill, 3) Capitol Hill, 4) Civic Center and 5) Baker. For more information on Denver’s walking rankings, visit Denver’s Walkscore.
Along with a high city ranking from Walkscore, Denver continues to make strides in active transportation with the introduction of a new advocacy group: WalkDenver. WalkDenver is dedicated to improving pedestrian experience and safety. WalkDenver’s vision for Denver is to become a pedestrian oriented city: they see Denver as a network of well-connected neighborhoods that are people-focused, culturally vibrant, active, and economically thriving. The group also wants Denver to become a Walk Friendly Community.
Walking is a healthy form of transportation, recreation and way of life. Downtowns are popular for walkers because they are often built at the pedestrian-scale, with amenities to visit, and people to see along the way. In a recent survey of people in Downtown Denver, 15% had walked to their destination (which is almost 4 times higher than the 3.7% Census figure for people who walk to work in the Metro Area as a whole). Walking allows one to experience a place. So go check out Denver’s most walkable neighborhood Downtown, get in your daily 10,000 recommended steps and support WalkDenver while you are at it.