WalkDenver needs your help to continue our work!

On Tuesday, November 7, Denver voters overwhelmingly said Yes to Measure 2A! Of the nearly $1 billion in the full General Obligation Bond package, about half – $431 million – is dedicated to transportation through Measure 2A. Now you can help WalkDenver continue our work towards making Denver the most walkable city in the country!

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Passage of the GO Bond is a critical step forward

By our calculations, 67% of this transportation funding – about $280 million – is for projects that will create more mobility freedom in Denver by adding miles of new sidewalks and bike lanes, enhancing the safety of these networks, and transforming major corridors into complete streets that make walking, biking, and transit all more attractive options than they are today.

In this way, the GO Bond is a significant down payment on the vision outlined in the Mayor’s Mobility Action Plan, and a critical first step toward completing the network of humble sidewalks and basic bike lanes needed for every Denver neighborhood to be walkable and bikeable.

The WalkDenver team advocated tirelessly over the last year to include numerous active transportation projects in the 2017 GO Bond, including $47.7 million for new sidewalks. Our efforts also led to a $4.5 million dedicated fund for sidewalk maintenance, as well as a bold Vision Zero plan for Denver that aims at eliminating all traffic deaths by 2030.

But we are just getting started

Our work is not over now that the GO Bond has passed. We need your help to continue our work. We plan on ensuring the new funding allocated for sidewalks, bike lanes, transit enhancements, and safer, more complete streets is well spent. We will continue participating in the efforts to make our streets safer. We are also dedicated to bringing in more resources that will make Denver the most walk-friendly city in the country.

We believe that “people are pedestrians by design” so we should design and build our city for pedestrians first. That is how our residents will be happiest and healthiest, and our economy will be thriving.

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Check out the following videos about WalkDenver’s tactical urbanism projects:

Reimagine West Colfax

Bee JP (Great Paths: The Boulevard at Jefferson Park)

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.