This Week: Help Make Neighborhoods Around Transit Walkable
Before the holidays descend on us, there are plenty of important public meetings this week, including a gathering in northeast Denver to talk about how to improve walking and biking in the area around the 40th and Colorado RTD station. One option? The 303 ArtWay, a cultural trail for people walking and biking that would connect people with the transit station and other parts of the city.
More on that event and others below…
- Tuesday: CANCELED The I-70 East expansion hasn’t finished the environmental review process, but the Colorado Department of Transportation and the city have been moving forward as if it’s a done deal. Part of the project includes digging a trench, widening the highway, and building a “lid” over the top that would theoretically connect northeast Denver neighborhoods. CDOT will host a meeting at Bruce Randolph School (3955 Steele St.) to talk about the look and feel of the area post-highway expansion. 5:30 – 7 p.m. Spanish translation and childcare available.
- Wednesday: RTD’s I-25 and Broadway station is one of the busiest in the network, yet the area around it is anything but walkable. Auto-dominated streets, the highway, train tracks, and the South Platte River disrupt the area, and the I-25 and Broadway Station Area Plan seeks to change that. Wednesday is the third public workshop on the blueprint. 6 – 7:45 p.m. at McKinley-Thatcher Elementary School, 1230 S. Grant St.
- Thursday: It’s not easy to get to and from the 40th and Colorado RTD station without a car. The Urban Land Conservancy and the City and County of Denver are hosting a meeting where residents can tell the city where and why some areas aren’t walkable, so the city can develop a strategy to fix them. The 303 ArtWay will be one topic of discussion, but so will other options. Open house and holiday food at 5:30 p.m., presentation at 6, and a workshop at 6:30. GeoTech Environmental Equipment, 2625 E. 40th Avenue. Here’s some more information on the project.
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