Join the WALKscope Data Challenge!

Help us map where sidewalks end and win prizes for your neighborhood!

Final scores as of June 15!

Congratulations to Athmar Park, Sunnyside Sidewalk Champs, and Barnum Bulldogs for collecting the most data between May 31 and June 14! These top three teams each win $1000 for a neighborhood-designed walkability project, such as sidewalk art or wayfinding signs. And a big thank you to ALL the teams for assessing more than 7,000 sidewalks and intersections during the Data Challenge! Click here to read more and see pictures from the Challenge. 

Team Name Points
Athmar Park 1,930.5
Sunnyside sidewalk champs 1,451.5
Barnum Bulldogs 1,290
MileHighSoles 1,135.5
Park Hill Pedestrian 929
Westwood 229
BVDG-D4 226
East Colfax Neighbors  196
RNLWalks 152
Baker neighborhood 76
South Broadway 35
StreetBeat 19
Waterside Walkers 17


Note: The points above reflect a bonus for sidewalks and intersections within ½ mile of the Community Active Living Coalition’s remaining priority schools to assess. Sidewalks and intersections in these priority areas count as 1.5 points! You can see the remaining priority schools at (click “WalkShops”) – look for sites with a red pin on the map. Please just contact us for a close-up map of the site and the bonus streets within it, or if you have any questions.

WHAT: WalkDenver & Denver Environmental Health (DEH)’s Community Active Living Coalition (CALC)  are proud to host the WALKscope Data Challenge May 31 – June 14, 2016. Form a team with your neighbors, schoolmates, or co-workers and compete to collect data about sidewalks and crossings throughout Denver using the WALKscope online pedestrian data collection tool.

WHY: As many Denver residents know from their daily lives, consistent, well-maintained sidewalks are the foundation of a complete transportation system that supports mobility, public health, and safety. As the City is undertaking major pedestrian planning efforts, YOU can help collect data on sidewalks and other pedestrian infrastructure in the neighborhoods where you live, work, go to school and play. And you can win prizes for your neighborhood!   

HOW: Participating in the Challenge is easy as 1-2-3!

1. Form a team. Teams can be made up of neighbors, school-mates, co-workers, or just friends! Once you’ve assembled your team, click the button below to sign up your team.

Sign up your team!

2. Learn how to use WALKscope. Participate in the Data Captain training on May 31st from 5-7 pm at the CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning Building, 14th and Larimer, Room 470 (RSVP to AND/OR get your team together to review this Tip Sheet AND/OR watch the WALKscope training video.

RSVP for the Data Captain Training!

Download the WALKscope Tip Sheet!

Watch the WALKscope training video!

3. Collect data. Your team can collect data anywhere within the City and County of Denver, preferably in areas where data hasn’t been collected previously – review the map at to see which areas haven’t yet been surveyed. Reach out to for assistance in planning data collection. Check the leaderboard below for regular updates on how much data your team has collected compared to others. The top 3 teams that collect the most data between May 31 and June 14 will win $1000 for a neighborhood-designed walkability project, such as sidewalk art or wayfinding signs!

Start collecting data!

The data collected during the WALKscope Data Challenge will help WalkDenver & CALC to tell stories with photos, maps, and statistics that illustrate the challenges people on foot face throughout the city, and build the case for policies and investments that make walking a safe and easy option for all Denver residents.  All participating teams and the public will be invited to join the CALC PhotoVoices Expo on June 21st at the Wellington Webb Building, where CALC will share photos and stories from their PhotoVoices project, award prizes to volunteers, and announce the winners of the Data Collection Challenge and their upcoming projects.

Got questions?  Contact Jill Locantore at

WALKscope Data Challenge Leaderboard

Check back after May 31st for regular updates on how much data each team has collected and where your team stands!