ACTION ALERT: Join us August 21 to show support for People Friendly Streets!

We need YOU to participate and make the event a success

What: People Friendly Streets Petition Delivery Event

When: Tuesday, August 21, noon – 1 pm

Where: City & County Building, 1437 Bannock Street

RSVP now!

WalkDenver and our fellow members of the Denver Streets Partnership have been collecting petition postcards and e-mails from hundreds of Denver residents calling on Mayor Hancock and City Council to fund safer streets – so many that when strung together along a ribbon they will wrap around the entire front of the Denver City & County Building!

Come help hold up the ribbon and make your voice heard!

  • At noon, participants can make personalized posters that say “People Friendly Streets matter to me because . . . “
  • At 12:15 we’ll unroll the ribbon with postcards attached. Each participant will hold up a portion of the ribbon along with their poster.
  • Denver Streets Partnership leaders will gather with the media at one end of the ribbon and make brief introductory remarks, then invite the media to walk along the ribbon to read your posters/hear you stories about why People Friendly Streets are important.

Funding is urgently needed because Denver’s streetsĀ aren’tĀ safe. On average, one person dies in a traffic crash every week, just trying to get around Denver. At our current rate of spending–$5 million per year–it would take more than 100 years to complete the 240 miles of missing bike lanes and 2,000 miles of missing and substandard sidewalks. That is not acceptable. We’re calling for the 2019 City budget to include:

  • At least $6 million for new bike lanes to connect neighborhoods in the city;
  • At least $10 million for new sidewalks where they are missing on the city’s high injury network;
  • At least $5 million for safety improvements on Federal Boulevard;
  • At least $1 million for quick, low-cost improvements that can enhance safety immediately while the city finds additional funding for longer-term improvements;
  • Funding to update Denver’s street design standards.

Let us know you plan on coming and RSVP today!

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.