Durango is a community that encourages alternatives to using a single occupancy vehicle. Whether you walk, cycle, ride our popular Durango Transit, or carpool, our Multimodal Division has resources for you. Project highlights and updates can be found below.
2023 Multimodal Transportation Plan
The 2023 Multimodal Transportation Plan was adopted by the Durango City Council on December 5, 2023, by resolution. The City of Durango’s Multimodal Transportation Plan guides the implementation of projects to move Durango towards an integrated multimodal transportation network by establishing baseline data and following the plan goals of connectivity, safety, equity, sustainability, and public health and community. The plan’s transportation policy focuses on moving people, not just moving motor vehicles, and on reducing injury crashes and fatalities.
The 2023 Multimodal Transportation Plan can be found here.
Way to Go Durango
Way to Go Durango offers resources and incentives for sustainable commuting. Employers can set up a subsite through Way to Go to offer carpool matching for employees. This makes it easy for employees to carpool together based on work schedule and destination location. Anyone commuting in Durango can track their sustainable commutes, earn points, and redeem points for prizes, such as Osprey backpacks, Smith ski goggles, a Durango Transit bus pass, and more. This app has engaging commuter contests and challenges to increase Durango’s multimodal culture and create friendly competition. The goal of Way to Go is to reduce the amount of single occupancy vehicles on the road and help you navigate your commute options.
In response to neighborhood concerns, the City of Durango implemented a traffic calming pilot project for West Park Avenue. The pilot project is intended to address speeding and safety concerns by using paint and delineators to create curb extensions to narrow the roadway and help slow traffic. The design can be found here. This project is intended to be temporary and will be adjusted as needed.
Durango is a Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM
The city of Durango has retained its spot as one of the top "Bicycle Friendly Community" cities in the nation with a renewed Gold designation. The recognition is bestowed by The League of American Bicyclists, an education and advocacy organization founded in 1880.
The Bicycle Friendly AmericaSM program provides Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond rankings to businesses, communities and universities based on bicycle facilities and programs. There are 487 communities ranked in the nation. Durango is among only 34 with Gold designation in 2021. Four other Colorado communities have Gold rankings, and two – Boulder and Fort Collins – have Platinum designation. See the city’s report card here.
Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM and Bicycle Friendly AmericaSM are service marks of the League of American Bicyclists and are used with permission.