WalkDenver partnered with the Colfax Ave BID and studioINSITE to analyze the pedestrian realm along the stretch of East Colfax between Grant and Josephine, and recommend actions to improve pedestrian access to destinations along the corridor.
WalkDenver contributed to this report by the Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG) and the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), which estimates that Colorado should increase investments in transit, biking and walking by $1.05 billion every year for the next 25 years for to ensure all Coloradoans have access to the many benefits of these “active” transportation modes.
WalkDenver assessed pedestrian conditions around four Denver elementary schools – Munroe, Smith, Swansea, and Valverde – using the WALKscope online data collection tool. Based on this data, as well as community input, WalkDenver developed recommendations for improving pedestrian access to the schools and other neighborhood destinations.
The Reimagine West Colfax Celebration on August 16th, 2015, was a successful one-day demonstration of street design elements that could transform West Colfax from a dangerous speedway for cars into a safe, economically vibrant, and livable street for all users. WalkDenver, PlaceMatters, and the West Colfax Business Improvement District published the Reimagine West Colfax Final Report to provide an overview of the data collected and community feedback received before and during the event, and, based on that data and feedback, offer recommendations for improving West Colfax Ave in the long term.
WalkDenver and BBC Research & Consulting conducted research on behalf of Mile High Connects to explore the consequences of inadequate funding for facilities like sidewalks and bike lanes that connect people to transit, as well as potential solutions.
“Cultivate Health” – a partnership among Regis University, private real estate developers Urban Ventures and Perry Rose, the Chaffee Park neighborhood, and several non-profit organizations including WalkDenver – is focused on creating infrastructure and programming that promote healthy active lifestyles in North Denver. As part of this effort, WalkDenver conducted a walk audit of the neighborhood and developed recommendations for a “Wellness Walk” that connects top destinations in the neighborhood with wayfinding signs and pavement markings, as well as short- and long-term strategies for improving pedestrian conditions along this route.
WalkDenver partnered with PlaceMatters, the West Colfax Business Improvement District, and Ken Schroeppel’s Planning Methods class at the University of Colorado, Denver, College of Architecture and Planning to audit the pedestrian environment along the West Colfax corridor.