This Week: Rub Elbows With Transpo Decision Makers and More

If there’s such a thing as the best-kept secret in Denver transportation planning, the Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation’s Transportation Committee meetings are it. Every other month the city’s most influential neighborhood coalition meets near Cheesman Park to talk transportation with key decision makers in a pretty intimate setting. On Thursday, Denver Director of Transportation Crissy Fanganello headlines INC’s first transportation meeting of 2016.

More on that get-together and a bunch of other transportation events below in this week’s calendar.

  • Monday: Colorado DOT’s expensive plan to widen I-70 inches closer to reality with a community meeting to discuss the project’s neighborhood-level aesthetics. Officials want to present and choose a standard “character” — the materials and color schemes to accompany the mammoth amount of concrete and cars destined for north Denver. 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Colorado Miners Community Center, 4809 Race St.
  • Wednesday: BikeDenver hosts its bi-monthly Bike Congress, in which bike advocates, city planners, and everyday people who bike meet to catch one another up on what’s happening on Denver’s streets from a handlebar perspective. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Denver City Hall, in the Parr & Widener Room.
    • Wednesday: Urbanists unite at DenverUrbanism’s first meet-up of 2016. “There is no program or anything formal — just a bunch of friendly people getting together to talk about Denver’s growth and development and to meet other people who are excited about the vitality of the Mile High City.” 5:30 p.m. at McLoughlin’s Restaurant and Bar, 2100 16th St.

  • Thursday: INC meets to discuss and influence the city’s changing streets. As usual this gathering will give residents direct access to key players in the city’s transportation scene. Director of Transportation Crissy Fanganello will discuss Denver’s impending citywide plans for transit, pedestrians and trails, and an update to Blueprint Denver, which covers the intersection of land use and transportation. RTD Digital Communications Manager Steve Szczecina will discuss the agency’s long-awaited real-time data for buses, and the digital future of RTD. 6 – 8 p.m. at 1201 Williams St., 19th floor.
  • Thursday: The Community Active Living Coalition meets to discuss policy, systems, infrastructure, and other goals to pursue as CALC embarks on its Active Living Plan. 5 – 6 p.m., CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning Building, 14th and Larimer.
  • Friday: Colorado DOT has unveiled its final environmental assessment of the I-70 project that will widen the freeway by four lanes in north Denver. The document includes responses, required by law, to concerns over the project. The public can weigh in online starting Friday.