Recent Streetsblog DENVER posts about Wynkoop

The Case for a Car-Free Public Plaza on Wynkoop Street By Union Station

Here’s a quick video about the potential to turn Wynkoop Street in front of Union Station into a great public space. It’s by Chris Jones, a self-described “urbanist making videos about urbanism.” Jones envisions transforming Wynkoop Street between 16th and 18th into “Wynkoop Square” by making those blocks car-free. If that seems like a radical idea, he says, just test […]

#StreetFail: The Wynkoop Blockade

There are a lot of parking spots downtown and way too many planned for the future. But these drivers apparently can’t find one, so why not squat in the bike lane on Wynkoop Street in front of Union Station? Sure, they’re forcing people on bikes (not to mention other cars) into often chaotic traffic. But at least the drivers, or perhaps […]

How Denver’s “Most Important Pedestrian Intersection” Must Improve

Since Union Station became the anchor for a vibrant downtown district, the area has quickly gained an identity as a place where people walk, but the surrounding streets aren’t ready for the huge influx of pedestrians expected once RTD’s massive FasTracks expansion opens next year. City planners estimate as many as 100,000 people daily will stream through the Union Station transit district once four […]