Art on the Ave Call to Artists

Colfax Avenue

**Submission Deadline Extended to May 14!** As part of the I Walk Colfax Gala on July 14, WalkDenver and the Colfax Business Improvement District (CBID) are sponsoring the “Art on the Ave” street art contest! Selected artists will decorate 14 utility boxes on Colfax. To participate, submit your project idea by May 14, 2016. Be sure to check out the full “Art on the Ave” Call to Artists for additional details, selection criteria, and eligibility rules.

WALKscope Data Challenge Postponed

WALKscope on phone in hand cropped

WalkDenver and Denver Environmental Health are excited to embark on the WALKscope Data Challenge with the community to collect information about sidewalks and intersections all over Denver. To better align with upcoming planning efforts, we have decided to postpone the competition until later this spring. Please stay tuned in the next month for updates about when the challenge will be rescheduled, and thank you for your patience and eagerness to participate!

The Data Captain Training on April 19th will also be postponed. Sorry for any inconvenience. We look forward to making this an even greater event with you all very soon!

Denver Deserves Sidewalks!

On March 31, 2016, WalkDenver delivered to Denver City Council a final petition package [PDF], with 2,829 signatures and 34 letters of support for the Denver Deserves Sidewalks campaign, calling upon the City to assume responsibility for building and repairing sidewalks, and to establish a dedicated funding source for this purpose. Click here to learn more.

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.