Mayor Michael Hancock unveiled his 2018 budget proposal Tuesday, which includes 29 full-time employees to prop up his budding stand-alone department of transportation and mobility and $31.5 million toward the "Mobility Action Plan," Hancock's initiative to give everyone legitimate transportation options beyond driving.
If funding for sidewalks and bike lanes continues at the rate laid out in Mayor Michael Hancock’s 2017 budget, Denver won’t see a fully built-out bike network for many decades, and won’t have a complete sidewalk network for nearly two centuries. Hancock proposed a paltry $2.2 million for Denver Moves, the city’s blueprint for a […]
Last week Streetsblog looked at Mayor Michael Hancock’s proposed 2017 budget and was not impressed. Despite the mayor’s stated commitment to ending traffic deaths, he’s not committing much in the way of actual resources to safe walking and biking. The pedestrian advocates at WalkDenver have been combing through the budget as well. In a newsletter published today, WalkDenver says that despite […]
Last year, 57 people were killed in traffic on Denver’s streets, and hundreds more suffered life-altering injuries. What is Mayor Michael Hancock’s plan to reduce the death toll? Four months ago, Hancock declared his intention to bring traffic deaths in Denver down to zero, but his Vision Zero plan is still in development and specifics remain in short supply. One thing that’s certain, […]
At current funding levels it would take Denver Public Works up to 50 years to build the safe, functional bike network envisioned in Denver Moves, the city’s bicycle plan. That’s why BikeDenver Board President Mark Chapman recently sent a letter [PDF] to City Council President Chris Herndon asking electeds to ensure robust annual funding for bike […]
Mayor Michael Hancock’s 2016 budget is a step in the right direction when it comes to streets and transportation. But it still falls far short of putting Denver on track to become a city where people can safely and conveniently get around without driving. It’s up to City Council members to influence and improve Hancock’s spending plan, and tonight you can weigh […]