Neighborhood Pop-up Traffic Calming Demonstrations

by Jessica Vargas on September 19, 2018

This past summer, WalkDenver worked with residents of three Denver neighborhoods to design “pop-up” traffic calming demonstrations using tactical urbanism. Tactical urbanism is a fun way to bring together residents, community partners, and local leaders to promote people-friendly streets. That’s why we’ve partnered with residents of Athmar Park, Capitol Hill, and Regis/Chaffee Park to plan pop-up demonstrations along some unsafe streets in their neighborhoods.

We had a great time at both the Athmar Park and Capitol Hill events, so we’d love for you to join us on Federal Boulevard for another pop-up traffic calming event! Here’s how you can get involved:

Federal Boulevard in Regis/Chaffee Park – More info!

UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled for April 27, 2019!

The Regis University Community Council and WalkDenver will be hosting a “pop-up” demonstration event at Federal Blvd and W 50th Ave to reduce speeding, improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity, and make Federal a safer and more pleasant street to travel on. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances with permitting, we will be unable to host the event this Saturday. WalkDenver and the Regis Community Council have decided to postpone the event until Spring 2019. 

In the meantime, we have set up this page for the project to keep you updated. You can also visit the Facebook page. We hope you will continue to be involved with planning for the project over the next few months. We want to make the pop-up even better and to make that happen, we need community input and support! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and subscribe to the WalkDenver newsletter.

WalkDenver has helped coordinate quite a few tactical urbanism in the past few years – from larger, festival-like demonstration events like our two Better Block events and Re-imagine West Colfax to smaller neighborhood art projects like trail wayfinding signs in Barnum and the Lakewood Gulch Trail and intersection murals in Sunnyside and Athmar Park. Our biggest demonstration to date was the “Over the Colfax Clover” event on June 3of this year, when we took over a portion of the Colfax and Federal cloverleaf interchange and created a pop-up neighborhood. Check out the new video with highlights from the event!

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