Recent Streetsblog DENVER posts about pedestrians

Wheelchair Users to City Council: We Need Sidewalks to Live Life

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Stewart Tucker Lundy uses a wheelchair to travel Denver’s streets. On Wednesday, he wanted the City Council to understand how shoddy, slippery, and altogether nonexistent sidewalks affect him and others who can’t walk, so he described his plight from a windshield perspective. He asked council members to recall last week, when a rockslide closed part of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon. […]

How Denver’s “Most Important Pedestrian Intersection” Must Improve

Since Union Station became the anchor for a vibrant downtown district, the area has quickly gained an identity as a place where people walk, but the surrounding streets aren’t ready for the huge influx of pedestrians expected once RTD’s massive FasTracks expansion opens next year. City planners estimate as many as 100,000 people daily will stream through the Union Station transit district once four […]

Denver’s Regional Planners Target Timid Goal for Traffic Safety

When it comes to improving traffic safety, the Denver Regional Council of Governments is following the lead of the Colorado Department of Transportation and setting the bar low. DRCOG, the regional planning organization responsible for doling out federal transportation funding, is working on Metro Vision 2040, a draft document meant to guide regional planning for the next 25 […]