Become a WALKscope champion!
WalkDenver is supporting the City of Lakewood and C+B Design on a “placemaking” project in the 40 West Arts District along Colfax Avenue. For this effort we need volunteers to help collect data about the pedestrian environment in the District using our new, improved WALKscope mobile tool (www.walkscope.org). Volunteers must participate in a training on the evening of Thursday, March 5 and a debrief session on the evening of Wednesday, March 25, both of which will take place in Lakewood in or near the Arts District. Working in teams of two, volunteers will collect the data on their own time during the month of March. The total time commitment, including the training, debrief, and data collection is about eight hours.
PERKS of volunteering include:
- Free food at the training and debrief
- Free WalkDenver t-shirt and membership
- An incentive for completing your data collection assignment, such as a gift certificate to a local business
- Helping to implement the community’s vision for the 40 West Arts District
- Knowing that you are helping make the Denver region a more awesome place for walking!
- be comfortable using mobile technologies;
- have access to a relatively recent model smart phone or tablet that can access the internet while out in the field;
- be physically capable of walking a mile or further; and
- be comfortable walking around and observing a variety of neighborhood types.
Check out our Better Block videos:
Better Block Five Points
Better Block Jefferson Park
Slow City: One Day in Denver was a collaborative project led by our partners at Walk2Connect. On April 26, 2014, 27 people walked 13.5 miles across the city of Denver in search of experiences that fuel the yearning for a slow city. A slow city where people get out of their cars and connect with the delightful and gritty nuances that make Denver home. And, where people travel at a speed where they can connect with their environment and one another.
Our project was part of the larger One Day in Denver city-wide, participatory media event. The resulting media will be showcased in an interactive geo-tagged archive and a TV series on the future of the American city.