This is the final post for Streetsblog Denver. The Denver Streets Partnership decided to end its operation of Streetsblog Denver as of January 31, 2022. Streetsblog USA assures us that all Streetsblog Denver content will remain online. To stay up to date on multimodal issues in Denver, please bookmark the Denver Streets Partnership blog — […]
Sidewalks are like relationships: We can build them if we are willing. We can repair them if we are willing. They don’t fall apart overnight. They need care, maintenance, and people choosing to do the work.
Since I founded Streetsblog Denver, the city’s media landscape has shifted, at least somewhat, to question automobile dominance and the general lack of good alternatives. Hell, one-time A-Line agitator Kyle Clark is now a hero of the movement.
Today, Denver is ranked as one of the worst cities in America for harmful air quality. Twice, Colorado health agencies have considered requiring commute programs. Twice, it was deemed too onerous an ask for Denver employers, even though employers in most western cities have been doing it successfully for two decades.