This Week: “Bikes Vs. Cars,” Festival Streets, RTD’s New Chief

There’s a lot going on this week, including the Denver premiere — and sole local screening — of the new documentary Bikes Vs. Cars. The title of the film may be a little over-the-top, but it should provide good fodder for the panel discussion afterwards (in which Streetsblog Denver will participate).

Here are the details on the screening and others events this week…

  • Tuesday: Denver city planners, the Downtown Denver Partnership, and the Colorado Rockies are looking to transform 21st Street and Wynkoop Street downtown into a more vibrant place for people. The meeting will be at Coors Field from 5 to 7 p.m., and will outline concepts for 11 blocks of 21st (Blake to Tremont) and five blocks of Wynkoop (20th to Cherry Creek Trail). Turning 21st into a “festival street” is one of several ideas under consideration.
  • Wednesday: Final designs for the Brighton Boulevard redevelopment project — including walking, biking, and transit infrastructure — are almost complete. The City of Denver and its consultants will present the designs to the public from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Summit Church, 3300 Larimer St.
  • Wednesday: RNL Design is hosting the Denver premiere of Bikes Vs. Cars, a new documentary by Fredrik Gertten, at 7 p.m. at the SIE Film Center. I’ll participate in a panel discussion afterward, along with Denver Business Journal Editor Neil Westergaard, Sergeant Grady Carter of the Denver Police Department, Parry Burnap of the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee, and Wesley Marshall from the University of Colorado Denver.
  • Thursday: Here’s something different. RTD is hosting a public forum with finalists for the general manager and CEO position. Dave Genoa has temporarily filled the post for nine months, and RTD plans to name a new CEO next week, after gathering input from Thursday’s forum. The forum is at the Embassy Suites Denver Convention Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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