The 16th Street Mall will soon get a major renovation that will spruce up an iconic, but increasingly embarrassing part of Denver. The upgrade will make the 1.2-mile thoroughfare a better place to get around and a more enjoyable place to hang out.
The number of people who drive alone to get to work in Downtown Denver is shrinking, albeit slowly, with some commuters instead choosing mass transit, biking, walking and other modes of transportation.
What if five miles of city streets looked more like that and less like a racetrack for cars? That's what the 5280 Loop would do, linking the city's neighborhoods and creating a healthier environment in the process.