Congratulations to the WALKscope Data Challenge winners!

by Jill Locantore on June 15, 2016

WALKscope ScreenshotMore than 7,000 sidewalks and intersections were assessed during the Data Challenge!

Congratulations to Athmar Park, Barnum Bulldogs, and Sunnyside Sidewalk Champs for collecting the most data about sidewalks and intersections as part of the WALKscope Data Challenge! These top three teams each win $1000 for a neighborhood-designed walkability project, such as sidewalk art or wayfinding signs.

WalkDenver & Denver Environmental Health (DEH)’s Community Active Living Coalition (CALC)  hosted the WALKscope Data Challenge May 31 – June 14, 2016. Teams of neighbors, schoolmates, and co-workers competed to collect data about sidewalks and crossings throughout Denver using the WALKscope online pedestrian data collection tool.

We’ll be announcing the winners and recognizing all of the participants in the Data Challenge at the CALC PhotoVoices Expo on Tuesday, June 21st, from 5-7 pm in the Atrium of  the Wellington Webb Municipal Building.  This free event is open to the public and will include photo displays, prizes, activities, food, and more! 

Cksr3UJUoAADACuMembers of the East Colfax Neighbors team participating in the WALKscope Data Challenge.

Overall, more than 7,000 sidewalks and intersections were assessed during the Challenge.  This data brings us much closer to a complete inventory of pedestrian conditions throughout the City, and helps build the case for policies and investments that will make Denver more walkable, healthy, and equitable.

BVDG-D4_team poster1Residents of the Denver Design District competed under the team name BVDG-D4.

Over the coming year, the City and County of Denver will be developing a Denver Moves Pedestrians and Trails plan that will identify citywide needs and define priorities for improving and connecting Denver’s pedestrian and off-street trail network; it will also examine costs, funding options and policies required to achieve the community’s vision. Learn more and find out ways to stay engaged on the City’s website.  

Thanks to all the teams who participated in the Data Challenge for their amazing efforts!

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