What is the 16th Street Mall?
16th Street Mall in Denver, Colorado
The mile-long 16th Street Mall is in the heart of Downtown Denver and opened in 1982, and was designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.
Originally, the Mall ran from Market Street to Broadway, but was extended from Market Street to Wynkoop Street in 2001 and to Union Station in 2002 to correspond with the completion of the Central Platte Valley (CPV) light rail station.
The sixteenth Street Mall is a major tourist attraction in Denver and serves as home to numerous open air cafes, bistros and restaurants, Denver Pavillions, and a host of great shopping and people watching opportunities.
Servicing the the 16th Street Mall are free electric shuttle busses, called MallRide, which travel the length of the Mall, stopping at each corner. This allows visitors to get on and off for free, making traveling along the Mall easy. The FREE Mallride begins running at 5:00 am on weekdays, 5:30 am on Saturdays and 6:30 am on Sundays/holidays. Service proceeds for the duration of the day with the final round-trek each night at 1:06 am.