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You can use the template text below to share information about Denver Deserves Sidewalks with others. But remember, this is just a template, so don’t let it limit you. Feel free to customize as you see fit. The strongest argument can come from your personal experiences with bad city sidewalks. Why are fixing sidewalks important to YOU?

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  • Help make Denver the most walkable city in the country! Sign the petition at walkdenver.org #DenverDeservesSidewalks
  • Frustrated that Denver isn’t more walkable?  Do something! Sign the petition at www.walkdenver.org #DenverDeservesSidewalks
  • Love walking?  Love Denver?  Consider signing the petition at www.walkdenver.org #DenverDeservesSidewalks
  • People are pedestrians by design.  Help make Denver better for people: sign the petition at www.walkdenver.org #DenverDeservesSidewalks
  • Wish your neighborhood had better sidewalks? Sign the petition at walkdenver.org. #DenverDeservesSidewalks
  • Tired of tripping on cracked sidewalks? Sign the petition at walkdenver.org. #DenverDeservesSidewalks
  • Does the sidewalk end before your destination? Sign the petition at walkdenver.org. #DenverDeservesSidewalks
  • Do you believe that every neighborhood should have safe places to walk? Sign the petition at walkdenver.org #DenverDeservesSidewalks
  • Tell City Council: Denver Deserves Sidewalks! Sign the petition at walkdenver.org #DenverDeservesSidewalks 

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Help make Denver the most walkable city in the country – sign the petition today!

WalkDenver (www.walkdenver.org) has launched a petition (www.change.org/p/denver-city-council-denver-deserves-sidewalks) calling upon the City and County of Denver to assume responsibility for building and repairing sidewalks, and to establish a dedicated funding source (such as a property fee) for this purpose.  Join with WalkDenver and sign the petition today.  Organizations can also provide a letter of support.  To add your organization’s name to the growing list of partners, please contact WalkDenver’s Policy and Program Director, Jill Locantore at jill.locantore@walkdenver.org.  Together we can make Denver not only more walkable, but a truly great city.

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Subject: Denver Deserves Sidewalks!

I just signed an important petition (https://www.change.org/p/denver-city-council-denver-deserves-sidewalks) to help make Denver the most walkable city in the country by encouraging the City and County of Denver to take responsibility for their sidewalks.

As Denver’s population grows, the City must provide the basic infrastructure that allows people to safely and easily get around.

Walkable neighborhoods with good sidewalks are the foundation of a complete transportation system that offers practical options including transit, walking, biking, car share, ride share, bike share, and driving a personal vehicle.  

Good sidewalks are particularly important for the one-third of the population that doesn’t drive due to age, disability, or income.

Currently Denver property owners are responsible for building and maintaining sidewalks adjacent to their property.  Sidewalk repairs can cost a property owner thousands of dollars.

Lax enforcement of the current sidewalk policy means that many Denver neighborhoods have substandard or no sidewalks at all. 

A fee of $5-$10 per month (for an average property) would provide a sustainable funding source for building new sidewalks, repairing old sidewalks, and upgrading substandard sidewalks throughout Denver.

Join WalkDenver and me in calling upon the City and County of Denver to assume responsibility for building and repairing sidewalks, and to establish a dedicated funding source (such as a property fee) for this purpose. Sign the petition at https://www.change.org/p/denver-city-council-denver-deserves-sidewalks!

For more information about rethinking the Denver Sidewalk Policy, visit www.WalkDenver.org!