As Denver’s population grows, the City must provide the basic infrastructure that allows people to safely and easily get around. Walkable neighborhoods with good sidewalks are the foundation of a complete transportation system that offers practical options including transit, walking, biking, car share, ride share, bike share, and driving a personal vehicle. Good sidewalks are particularly important for the one-third of the population that doesn’t drive due to age, disability, or income.
WalkDenver is a nonprofit organization with a goal of making Denver the most walkable city in the United States by 2040, but they need our help to make that happen. Using their tool WalkScope allows anyone to record the pedestrian conditions anywhere in the city. This data will help the city plan and improve the areas where it is used and needed most and so I have spent some time walking our neighborhood and recording the sidewalk conditions and environment for pedestrians; I encourage everyone else to do the same. So the next time you walking through the city, take some time to record the environment around you and help make Denver an even better place.