Denver will build 16.8 miles of new bike lanes this summer, kicking off the construction of 125 miles of bikeways the city will add to its network over the next five years. This summer’s work includes nine projects, most in lower-income areas outside of the city center. As the city finally accelerates the expansion of its bike network, advocates expressed support.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]