Vote for the Streetsblog Denver Streetsies, Donate, And Maybe Win a Bike


Closing the curtain on 2015 means yielding the stage to the first Denver installation of the Streetsies, our annual readers’ choice awards of distinction and notoriety.

What has defined Denver’s streets in 2015? What are the most considerable steps toward the transportation transformation necessary in the Mile High City, and who is standing in the way?

It’s been a year change for Denver’s transportation landscape. As Denver grows, so do the number of people who want to walk and bike safely instead of dodging traffic on car-dominated streets. Some decision makers are beginning to view the city’s streets as places for people rather than one-dimensional speedways for cars.

There’s a long way to go before Denver’s streets catch up to the need for safe walking and biking and effective transit. That’s why Streetsblog Denver exists — to hold decision makers accountable so that safe, complete streets are the prevailing approach to transportation rather than a soundbite for the nightly news.

Streetsblog Denver relies on financial support from readers who value our independent reporting. Consider making a year-end, tax-deductible donation and you could win this awesome Tern folding bike.

tern bike
The Tern Link D8 to be given away to one lucky donor is white with orange accent. The Link D8 is an 8-speed featuring 20″ wheels with Kevlar puncture protection and 3M reflective sidewalls, removable fenders and rear rack, weighs 26.7 lbs, and folds to 15″ x 31.1″ x 28.3″ in under 10 seconds.

Have fun casting your votes below. Polls will remain open through the night of December 29 and we’ll report the results the next day. Happy New Year from Streetsblog Denver.

Best Livable Streets Victory

  • Governor Hickenlooper and CDOT Director Bhatt commit $100 million to bike, pedestrian infrastructure (40%, 35 Votes)
  • City begins work (in earnest) on Denver-specific transit plan (24%, 21 Votes)
  • Hancock, City Council increase funding for Denver Moves bike plan in 2016 budget after scolding (16%, 14 Votes)
  • Mayor Hancock all but officially adopts Vision Zero (11%, 10 Votes)
  • Hancock, City Council fund a full-time pedestrian planner in 2016 budget (9%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 88

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Best Complete Streets Project

Total Voters: 88

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Most Egregious Affront to Denver streets

  • Public Works commits to widening streets at "transit-oriented" Broadway and I-25 (31%, 27 Votes)
  • CDOT, city ram expensive I-70 widening plan through Denver with questionable data (30%, 26 Votes)
  • Public Works, CDOT plan to widen Federal Boulevard, one of Denver's deadliest streets (19%, 17 Votes)
  • CDOT closes sidewalks instead of shoveling them (16%, 14 Votes)
  • Public Works waters down the beautiful bike lane it built (5%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 88

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Most Absurd Take on Urban Streets

Total Voters: 83

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Project With the Brightest Future

Total Voters: 142

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No donation is necessary to win the bike.

  • John Riecke

    Broadway bike lane. Having such a highly visible project that works as it’s supposed to will be killer. Broadway’s the perfect corridor for a massive bike infrastructure project. Bike commuters and shoppers, businesses and drivers, all will benefit.

  • Erik Thoreson

    How do I enter to win?

    • David Sachs

      If you make a donation you are automatically entered. Otherwise I will enter you with the email address associated with your disqus account unless you tell me otherwise. Thanks!

  • urbananchorite

    Lots of good things happened this year. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date!

  • Awesome. Great work. So good to have you here in the Mile High City.



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