¡Viva! Streets Denver event on Sunday to cause temporary detours, delays for RTD routes

Some RTD bus and rail services will experience detours from 5 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 9,  and the L Line light rail will not operate due to the ¡Viva! Streets! event in downtown Denver. 


¡Viva! Streets Denver is a free community event series that celebrates Denver's vibrant neighborhoods and supports local business with temporary car-free streets. Over four Sundays from May through August, approximately 3.5 miles of downtown streets will close to cars and open to people as the city celebrates a “ciclovia,” or “bike parkway,” aimed at encouraging physical activity and fostering civic pride. The first two events were held May 14 and June 4.

Upcoming ¡Viva! Streets Denver events will take place July 9 and Aug. 6 and will temporarily affect RTD bus and rail routes that run along and across Broadway from Alameda to 20th Street and Welton Street from 20th Street to Five Points.

Bus routes:

The following bus routes will be temporarily detoured in many areas and will be allowed to cross the community event route when possible:  0, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 15L, 19, 28, 48, 52, 83 and the 16th Street Free MallRide shuttle.

Rail routes:

Service on the D and H Lines will not be affected. The L line will not operate on July 9 due to the ¡Viva! Streets Denver event. L Line service will remain suspended July 10-30 while RTD conducts a project to repair a section of rail near 30th and Welton streets. L Line service will resume on July 31. Customers are encouraged to explore bus Route 43 as an alternative service.

Customers using routes affected by the ¡Viva! Streets Denver event should expect delays and detours, which may affect scheduled connecting bus and rail trips. Check the RTD website before traveling for schedules and to plan a trip.

Details on the ¡Viva! Streets Denver can be found at https://www.vivastreetsdenver.com/.

During the months of July and August, RTD will offer zero fares across the entire system as part of the Zero Fare for Better Air initiative. This collaborative, statewide initiative is made possible by Colorado Senate Bill 22-180, the ozone season transit grant program in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office.