Help us Roll Out the Red Carpet for transit riders on Broadway!

Volunteer at the Bus Stop Decorating Contest on October 6th and 7th!

The City and RTD are making improvements to transit service on Broadway this fall, and the Better Broadway Coalition is celebrating by rolling out the red carpet for transit riders at bus stops along the corridor on Friday October 6 and Saturday October 7.

Various organizations are decorating eight different bus stops between Alameda and 13th to give transit riders the VIP experience, and members of the public are invited to vote for the best-decorated bus stop.

Volunteers are needed to help set up decorations at the bus stops, and to serve as ambassadors during the event by handing out information about the transit improvements and bus stop decorating contest, collecting brief surveys, and giving random prizes to transit riders. All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt!

For more information, visit the volunteer sign-up page or contact Jill Locantore at jill.locantore@walkdenver.org.

About Better Broadway

Better Broadway is a coalition of community-based organizations that came together to support improvements to multimodal transportation along the Broadway/Lincoln corridor. Coalition activities include community outreach, celebratory events, and participation in transportation project planning for the corridor. Leaders of the coalition include WalkDenver, Transit Alliance, BikeDenver, Bicycle Colorado, and Transportation Solutions.

About the Transit Improvements

Beginning August 27, faster and more reliable service is coming to the Broadway/Lincoln corridor. The peak hours only bus lane will become an all-day bus lane, which means that the bus will no longer get stuck in traffic. RTD is consolidating stops so that stops are regularly spaced. This stop consolidation will also reduce the number of times that the bus has to stop and then get back up to speed–again, making the ride faster and more reliable for riders. Finally, the City of Denver is introducing innovative lane markings during August and September that will help drivers better navigate the corridor, and reduce the chance that the bus is stuck behind car traffic. This is great for drivers, who will face less uncertainty about where they’re supposed to drive in the corridor, and great for riders, who won’t get stuck in traffic.


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.