The Denver City Council approved a request Monday night from City Council members Paul Lopez and Rafael Espinoza to exchange a $9.8 million Federal Boulevard transit project for four smaller ones focused on pedestrian safety and transit on Federal, Morrison Road, West Colfax Avenue, and Central Street.
Denver Public Works wants to decrease the posted speed limits and design safer pedestrian crossings on two dangerous streets: Brighton Boulevard in River North and Morrison Road in Westwood. Drivers seriously injured five people walking and four people biking on Morrison Road between 2012 and 2015, according to city data. And this March, a truck driver […]
Livable streets advocates in Westwood, one of Denver’s worst areas for walking and biking, are taking action as the city develops a new plan for their neighborhood. Westwood Unidos, a neighborhood organization, and PlaceMatters, a think tank for city planning, performed a “sidewalk audit” on Saturday. Residents and volunteers walked the southwest Denver neighborhood, took pictures, and recorded […]
A plan created in 1986 has been guiding the development of Westwood, a neighborhood in southwest Denver, for the last 30 years. And the streets reflect it. Westwood is bounded by two of the city’s least walkable corridors, Federal and Sheridan boulevards. Morrison Road, a dangerous diagonal arterial, slices through the neighborhood with a 35 mph speed limit. Residents say […]