Recent Streetsblog DENVER posts about Westwood

Denver Has a Plan for Safer Westwood Streets, Now Hancock Needs to Fund It

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Getting around Westwood in southwest Denver without a car is not safe, let alone pleasant or convenient. You have to contend with wide, high-speed streets and thin, crumbling sidewalks — where sidewalks exist at all. Motorists zoom down Federal, Sheridan, Kentucky, Alameda, and Morrison Road with little regard for the lives of people pushing strollers or walking to the bus stop. Now […]

Today: Speak Up to Save North Denver From the I-70 Widening

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If you don’t want a wider I-70 cutting through north Denver neighborhoods, you’ll want to head over to City Hall tonight. Advocates fighting the I-70 expansion want to pack City Council chambers for a public hearing about a drainage project tied to the highway widening. The project forces residents to pay for flood mitigation that wouldn’t be such a risk […]

It’s Official: Shoddy Streets Make Walking in Westwood a Hazardous Mess

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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 […]