Help us Roll Out the Red Carpet for transit riders on Broadway!

by Jessica Vargas on August 16, 2017

Join the Bus Stop Decorating Contest on October 6th and 7th!

The City and RTD are making improvements to transit service on Broadway this fall, and the Better Broadway Coalition is celebrating by rolling out the red carpet for transit riders at bus stops along the corridor on Friday October 6 and Saturday October 7.
Any business or organization can participate by adopting a bus stop for one or both days, and decorating it to give transit riders the VIP experience. Members of the public will vote on the best bus stop, and the winner will receive widespread recognition through the Better Broadway network. This is a great opportunity to promote your business or organization to the thousands of people who ride transit and walk along the Broadway corridor every day.
 
To participate, simply fill out this entry form no later than Friday, September 15. For more information, including bus stop decoration design guidelines, visit the Better Broadway web page. Businesses and organizations can also support the event by providing in-kind or monetary donations or pairing one of their own events with Roll Out the Red Carpet. Please contact us if you would like more information about any of these options.
Learn more at our August 23 Community Meeting!
 
 Want more details before you enter the contest? Interested in being part of the Roll Out the Red Carpet event outside of the bus stop decorations? This tactical urbanism project is all about celebrating the bus as an important part of the transportation system, and bus riders as VIPs. Help us plan and design Roll Out the Red Carpet, and learn more about the transit improvements coming to the corridor at the August 23 community meeting at Metropolis Coffee on Broadway & Ellsworth. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more details, updates and to RSVP.
 

About Better Broadway

Better Broadway is a coalition of community-based organizations that came together to support improvements to multimodal transportation along the Broadway/Lincoln corridor. Coalition activities include community outreach, celebratory events, and participation in transportation project planning for the corridor. Leaders of the coalition include WalkDenver, Transit Alliance, BikeDenver, Bicycle Colorado, and Transportation Solutions.
 
About the Transit Improvements
Beginning August 27, faster and more reliable service is coming to the Broadway/Lincoln corridor. The peak hours only bus lane will become an all-day bus lane, which means that the bus will no longer get stuck in traffic. RTD is consolidating stops so that stops are regularly spaced. This stop consolidation will also reduce the number of times that the bus has to stop and then get back up to speed–again, making the ride faster and more reliable for riders. Finally, the City of Denver is introducing innovative lane markings during August and September that will help drivers better navigate the corridor, and reduce the chance that the bus is stuck behind car traffic. This is great for drivers, who will face less uncertainty about where they’re supposed to drive in the corridor, and great for riders, who won’t get stuck in traffic.

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