Downtown Denver 2011 Pedestrian Counts Released
The Downtown Denver 2011 Summer Pedestrian Count report is now available.
The Downtown Denver Business Improvement District funds pedestrian counts in Downtown Denver twice a year: a comprehensive count in the summer and a partial count in the winter. The BID began funding pedestrian counts in 1994 and has continued to conduct this valuable research ever since. This report summarizes the data collected during the summer of 2011.
Pedestrian counts allow Downtown Denver stakeholders to:
- Measure pedestrian traffic for prospective Downtown retailers, developers and businesses.
- Determine the impact of new development.
- Predict or measure success of a Downtown event.
- Help determine priority areas for streetscape and amenity projects.
- Locate areas where increased police presence and cleaning services may be needed.
In summer 2011, counts were conducted in Zone A of the Business Improvement District. The BID is divided into 4 zones for pedestrian counts: A, B, C and D, so each year one zone will be counted in its entirety. This entails counting every single block face within that zone. By the end of the four year cycle, there will be a complete set of pedestrian counts for every single blockface within the BID. Counting at peak hours allows the BID to calculate extrapolations for daily and annual visitors to certain areas of Downtown Denver. Below are the daily and annual extrapolations for visitors to the 16th Street Mall.
2011 Daily and Annual Visitors to the 16th Street Mall:
- 35,424 daily visitors to the 16th Street Mall
- 10,894,401 annual visitors to the 16th Street Mall
More statistics can be found in the report itself, so go check it out. Electronic copies of this report are now available on the Partnership’s website by clicking here. Electronic versions of all DDP reports are available on the DDP’s website in the Downtown Denver Research section under Business.