Better Together: Announcing the next evolution of WalkDenver

WalkDenver has some exciting news: after eight years of being one of the leading advocacy organizations committed to reclaiming Denver’s streets for people, WalkDenver is proud to announce that we have merged with Bicycle Colorado to create a fully-staffed Denver Streets Partnership! All of the work we do as WalkDenver will be incorporated into that of the Denver Streets Partnership, which will operate as a division of Bicycle Colorado focused on dramatically improving walking, biking, and public transportation in Denver.

The WalkDenver staff and board would like to thank you for your support of our work over the years and hope you will join us on our new journey. This website will no longer be updated but you can still follow us through the Denver Streets Partnership. We will continue to work on transforming public space through policy advocacy, tactical urbanism, and community partnerships with the goal of reclaiming Denver’s streets from the automobile and advocating for better walking, bicycling, and public transit for all Denverites.

WalkDenver helped establish the Denver Streets Partnership in 2016 as a coalition of nonprofit organizations advocating for people-friendly streets, and the DSP will continue to operate with leadership from that coalition. Our guiding principle has been that advocates are stronger when we work together. Today’s announcement marks another step forward in that thinking. We are better together, and Denver residents and visitors will all benefit when bike, walk and transit advocates unite.

Jill Locantore, who served as Executive Director of WalkDenver, is now the Executive Director of the Denver Streets Partnership. With Jill’s expertise leading grassroots advocacy work in Denver, our efforts will include coalition building, research and analysis, campaign development, public outreach and engagement and, most importantly, advocating for safer streets and multimodal networks that serve all Denverites. And with Bicycle Colorado’s more than 25 years of advocacy, community-building, and education experience, we’re excited to expand our reach and enhance our efforts, starting today. 

Here’s how you can help us make our work as impactful as possible: 

  • Engage with us by replying to this email and letting us know your thoughts! 
  • Share this email with your friends who you think should be involved in safe streets advocacy in Denver. 
  • Follow The Partnership on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Advocate for safe, people-friendly streets. 
  • Donate to The Partnership today and support our work!

Read our full announcement and get to know our staff and steering committee members on the Denver Streets Partnership website.