Show your love for transit with the Denver Streets Partnership at two upcoming events!

by Jessica Vargas on January 30, 2020

The Denver Streets Partnership is hosting two upcoming events celebrating our love for the bus! As the City continues to add more transit infrastructure to our streets, we want to celebrate the people who are making our bus rides better. 

Bus Driver and Rider Appreciation Event on Thursday, Feb 6

Note on date change: Due to the weather forecast for Tuesday, this event is being moved to Thursday, February 6!

When new bus-only lanes were installed on 15th Street last fall, the DSP showed up to host the first ever transit flash mob at 15th St and Larimer St. Now that bus-only lanes have come to 17th Street, we wanted to give a shout out to all the bus drivers and riders who finally get their own piece of the road. We’ll be at the 17th and Lawrence bus stop at 5pm on Tuesday, February 4 to hand out snacks and survey riders as they make their way home from work. We’ll also be giving small tokens of appreciation to the bus drivers who work hard to get people where they need to go. And it wouldn’t be a DSP celebration without music, so we’ve invited the Montbello Drumline to perform! This event also falls during the same week as Transit Equity Day, a nationwide effort to promote public transit as a civil right and a strategy to combat climate change, celebrated on February 4 in honor of Rosa Parks’ birthday.

Vision Zero Valentine’s Day Love In 2020 on Friday, Feb 14

Our annual Valentine’s Day Love In event is back! For the fifth year in a row, we are celebrating our love for safe streets by holding a rally at the City & County building in support of Vision Zero. This year’s theme is transit as we continue to show our love for the bus! We’ll be thanking the City for continuing to elevate public transit in Denver. From bus-only lanes to improving bus stops, we applaud the City’s efforts as they begin to work on implementing the Denver Moves: Transit plan. 

You’re invited to join us on a group bus ride starting at the 17th & Lawrence stop at 11:30am. We’ll make our way on the bus to the City & County Building at 1437 Bannock Street where you’ll be able to sign Valentine’s cards to City leaders and staff thanking them for their work on safe streets. At noon, we’ll have a short program of speakers talking about the importance of public transit in our city. RTD will also be on hand to provide information about their discount fare programs and upcoming service changes. Since February 14 is also Winter Bike to Work Day, they will also have their portable bus rack so you can practice loading your bike on an RTD bus!

Plus some social media fun: #Lovemybusstop!

In the lead up to our Love In event, we’re launching the #lovemybusstop campaign inviting bus riders to show their bus stop some love. Tell us a little more about a stop you use regularly – either one you already love or one that could use some love! We want to see examples of both great bus stops that can be a model for what other bus stops could look like, as well as not-so-great bus stops where the City could invest in improvements. For the first time ever, the City’s 2020 budget includes funding for bus stop amenities, so now’s your chance to suggest how Denver should use those funds! 

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