The 303 ArtWay is Denver's first Art, Health, and Heritage themed urban trail. The newly-proposed multi-use paved walking and biking path will ultimately link the neighborhoods of Park Hill, City Park, Skyland, Whittier, Cole, Clayton, and Elyria Swansea with the new 40th & Colorado rail station on the University of Colorado A-Line from Union Station to DIA, opening on April 23, 2016. This public trail will add pedestrian and biking connections where none currently exist, as well as incorporating public art, distinctive directional signage, and historical markers to celebrate the unique identity and cultural history of Northeast Denver's neighborhoods.
In 2015, the Urban Land Conservancy was awarded a prestigious and highly competitive national grant from ArtPlace America. With support from Northeast Transportation Connections and PlatteForum, ULC is leading the effort to engage the public and create a vision for the ArtWay project. The plan will feature multiple temporary demonstrations of the concept over the next 18-24 months. Our goal is to feature art installations by local artists and contributions from the community –- especially kids –- while connecting to your favorite retail districts, community amenities such as City Park and the Denver Zoo, and local historical sites.
The 303 ArtWay concept is based on successful urban trails such as the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and the Atlanta BeltLine. When complete, the ArtWay will serve as a model for future projects around Denver and the nation, adding momentum to the already passionate movement to make our cities more walkable, bikeable, and ecologically sustainable.
Community residents and businesses can show support and provide input by completing a short online survey, voting on the featured locations that should be highlighted to determine the proposed trail route. We strive for a community-driven and -supported design process, and we want to receive feedback from as many residents and stakeholders as possible in order to know that a majority of you want the 303 ArtWay built and to discover the places you want to see connected.
To support or provide feedback about the 303 ArtWay:
- Visit our website to discover more about the trail concept: http://www.303artway.org/
- Complete the online survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/303artway
We both need and value your input, and we hope to see you on the 303 ArtWay soon!