ACTION ALERT: Let your legislators know you want to prioritize people!

by Jessica Vargas on April 9, 2018

Colorado is getting serious about funding transportation projects, but if your elected officials don’t hear from you this funding may be allocated exclusively toward increasing capacity for cars instead of expanding safe mobility options including walking and bicycling.

That’s why we need YOU to contact your state legislators if you haven’t already and tell them that unless there is dedicated funding for multimodal and active transportation projects, they aren’t serving all Coloradans.

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The unexpected state budget surplus from 2017 has elected officials debating how much funding will go to transportation and how those funds will be spent. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has a $6 billion dollar project backlog, the lionshare of which is for expanding interstates. Unless the state legislature specifically designates funding local and active transportation projects, the budget surplus for transportation will be spent at CDOT’s discretion. And where do you think it will go?

WalkDenver is dedicated to ensuring everyone has access to safe active transportation options. Our staff is tracking initiatives at the Capitol and taking action to make sure our elected officials understand that our transportation system needs to move people, not just cars.

But your voice is the most important of all. We make it easy for you to contact your state legislators and let them know that funding transportation in Colorado must include dedicated funds for local and multimodal projects. Please take a few meaningful and impactful minutes to send your legislators a letter and let them know you want them to prioritize people.

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