Recent Streetsblog DENVER posts about WalkScope

A Complete Map of Denver’s Walking Network Is Now Within Reach

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While the Denver City Council deliberates over how to expand the sidewalk network citywide and city officials embark on a two-year process to create a pedestrian plan, advocates have been pounding the pavement to show exactly what needs to change. WalkDenver and the Community Active Living Coalition recently crowdsourced a ton of new data for WALKscope, the app that lets […]

Help Map Denver’s Walkability and Win $1,000 for Your Neighborhood

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Denver is in dire need of sidewalks and crosswalks that make walking safe and easy instead of daunting and dangerous. Advocates are pressing the City Council to deliver on a complete sidewalk network, and council members are listening. One of the barriers to better walking infrastructure is the lack of data. There’s no complete inventory mapping the state […]

Now It’s Up to City Council to Solve Denver’s Sidewalk Woes

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After three rounds of testimony from people demanding decent sidewalks, the City Council’s Sidewalk Working Group will try to fix the dysfunctional policies that have contributed to Denver’s Swiss cheese network of crumbling sidewalks. At least one in four of all trips in Denver are less than one mile, according to the Denver Regional Council of Governments — those are trips that people can walk […]

WalkScope Makes Planetizen’s Top 10 Websites of 2015

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Give it up for WalkScope, the crowdsourcing tool that allows anyone and everyone to map the quality of Denver’s streets. Planetizen, a popular website about urban design and planning, has rated WalkScope one of its top 10 websites of 2015. Here’s more from Planetizen: WALKscope is the rare example of crowd-sourced public engagement that actually works. WalkDenver and […]

CU Denver Urban Planning Students Fill in Blanks on Denver’s Walkability

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University of Colorado professor Ken Schroeppel is teaching his graduate students how to become urban planners. That means teaching them the tenets of walkability — how to identify gaps in the city’s walking network and how to reorient streets to prioritize pedestrians. So Schroeppel, who runs DenverUrbanism on the side, gave his students a pretty cool assignment that could […]

Tonight: Learn How to Map Neighborhoods for Better Walking and Biking

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Data about the city’s walkability is crucial, because it drives decisions on where and how the Department of Public Works prioritizes improvements. The city of Denver doesn’t systematically measure the walkability of streets, but that’s beginning to change. Advocates and agencies have taken to the streets to record walking conditions with WalkScope, a crowdsourcing app that enables people to […]