#CoGivesDay: Support Nonprofit Journalism for a More Livable City


Welcome to Colorado Gives Day. As the new editor of Streetsblog Denver, I would like to thank you for being a reader, a previous one-time donor or a current monthly donor.

As you know, Denver’s streets have become crowded, dangerous and uncivil and Streetsblog plays an important role in making this city a better place to live. It’s our mission to cover better walking, better biking and better transit—and people like you make what we do possible.

Since we launched five years ago, our nonprofit journalism has helped this city:

  • Start the conversation about VisionZero
  • Raise the profile of the issues we cover in local media
  • Ensure that safer streets and transit are priorities for city funding

Today, during the statewide Colorado Gives day, our all-volunteer board of directors and myself would like to ask you to consider making a tax-deductible donation.

As I settle into this new role, I’d also like to ask you to reach out anytime. If you have questions, tips, story ideas or feedback, never hesitate to write. I can be reached at andy@streetsblog.org.

Thanks agian,


P.S. Take credit encourage others to give by sharing your generosity on social media with the hashtag #CoGivesDay.

P.P.S. On Thursday at 5:30, join Walk Denver, Bike Denver, the Denver Streets Partnership at the Denver Bicycle Cafe for a holiday happy hour and Streetsblog’s Meet the Editor Event. Get a free ticket at Eventbrite.


A parking lot across the street from Union Station, Denver's transit hub. Photo: David Sachs

Opinion: Denver Paved Over Paradise and Put up a Parking Lot

As the population grows, “nearly half the land in Denver’s city limits is now paved or built over,” shrinking the city's green space, according to a recent series in Denver Post. But there’s something important missing in their account. The city’s pavement problem isn’t because of a growing population of people. It’s because of a growing population of cars. It’s the roads, driveways and – perhaps most egregiously – the parking lots we’ve built to accommodate more cars.