Mobility & Transit
Mobility & Transit: What's Going On?
More than 1,000 people are moving to Denver each month, and we all use the same roads to get around. The problem is that Denver’s street network is old and built primarily for cars. And owning/driving a car is the most expensive way to get where you need to go. That’s why transportation costs are second only to housing costs for most people. In addition, many of our neighborhoods lack sidewalks. It’s difficult to bicycle around town, and bus service is insufficient. We need more options to get around more safely, accessibly and affordably. Streets and sidewalks account for 30 percent of a city’s public space. We should use these to benefit more people, not just cars.
What All In Denver is Doing About It
All In Denver is focused on citywide efforts to better and more safely connect Denver’s residents to work, school, transit and daily errands.
Some things we’re getting involved in:
Every 10 years, voters consider general bond funding for parks, safety, arts/culture, transportation/ mobility and public facilities like libraries and recreation centers. This year, up to $900 million could be dedicated to these projects, and the priority is transportation & mobility. A citizen committee has created a preliminary list of projects, which will now go to an Executive Committee and then City Council. All In Denver supports the guiding principles in the preliminary list*:
Big Ideas: Mobility projects that could be transformational to the area or the city, serving as demonstration projects that could be implemented elsewhere.
Commuting: Multi-modal improvements that make it safer and easier for people to walk, bike or take the bus to work (First Avenue, South Broadway, East Colfax
Local Main Streets: Improvements that make neglected main streets safer and easier for people to work, shop and socialize (Colfax Avenue, Federal Boulevard, W 13th Avenue, Santa Fe Drive)
Neighborhoods: Improvements that make it safer and easier for people to walk or bicycle to neighborhood schools, parks and stores (city-wide sidewalks and bicycle lanes, prioritizing lower income neighborhoods)
Safety: make the city’s highest crash points safer for people.
*projects listed are examples; this is not a complete list