ACTION ALERT: Tell Mayor Hancock that it’s time to fix Federal Boulevard!

As the City is starting to put together its annual budget, the Denver Vision Zero Coalition and community organizations all along the Federal Boulevard corridor have come together to submit a letter to Mayor Hancock requesting $5 million toward transportation and mobility improvements on Federal in 2019. This funding would demonstrate the Mayor’s continued commitment to achieving Vision Zero by making a significant investment toward improving safety on Denver’s deadliest street.

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Last September, the Coalition’s call to action for immediate traffic safety fixes on Federal resulted in the convening of the “One Federal Boulevard” task force to expedite safety improvement efforts among Denver Public Works, the Denver Police Department, and the Colorado Department of Transportation. The City is already undertaking specific actions, including signal and lighting improvements, as well as the complete reconstruction of the street between 5th Avenue and Holden. Now, the community is asking for additional funding to expand the scope and focus of current efforts to additional segments of the corridor.

Federal Boulevard is a critical north-south link on Denver’s west side connecting people to local cultural districts and regional destinations. It is also home to some of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, including a mixture of immigrant, low-income, and young adult and senior populations as well as established neighborhoods and college campus communities. Federal Boulevard serves as a main street for these neighborhoods by providing them access to several public social service destinations, a number of community, city and regional parks and a plethora of cherished local minority-owned businesses.

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.