This is a special announcement e-mail about tours, book club, a Valentine’s Day “Love-In” event in support of safe speeds, and more. The next regular INC Transportation Committee will be on Thursday, March 9th 2017, 6 p.m. at 1201 Williams St.
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Denver’s New Pedestrian Crossing Guidelines – Michael Koslow and Riley LaMie, Denver Public Works
Transportation Engineer Michael Koslow and Associate City Planner Riley LaMie presented the city’s new Pedestrian Crossing Guidelines, a policy document to guide city planners and engineers in determining where and how to improve uncontrolled pedestrian crossings across the city. When a specific location is being considered for a crosswalk treatment – due to neighborhood input, a new development, or staff recommendation – the Pedestrian Crossing Guidelines will lend consistency and transparency in determining an appropriate treatment, if any.
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How are people commuting to downtown Denver and how has it changed over the past nine years? What can commute patterns downtown tell us about traveling in Denver more broadly? Providing much more detail than Census-based surveys, the Downtown Denver Partnership’s annual commuter survey reveals that active transportation – like walking and biking – is on the the rise for commuters under 30. READ MORE
INC Transportation Committee Meeting Notes – January 14th, 2016
by Geneva Hooten
At our meeting on January 14th from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1201 Williams Street, we had a presentation from RTD and a long session with Denver’s Director of Transportation Crissy Fanganello. Thank you to Michael Henry for providing the room for our committee!
Real-Time Transit Info Comes to RTD — Steve Szczecina, RTD Acting Digital Communications Manager
It’s been a long time in the making, but real-time transit information is here. Starting off 2016 with a major accomplishment, RTD now has real-time vehicle location and arrival prediction data for bus service available, and the first developer using it with the Transit App mobile application. READ MORE
How do we create attractive and inviting places that are functional for different users throughout the day and over the course of changing seasons? How can we transform one of Denver’s most famous streets – 16th Street – into a better place to serve Denver’s ever-changing needs?
Jason Whitlock, Principal City Planner, presented one of three connected studies aimed at activating Denver: The Mall Experience. Jason began by asking: what do we have to learn from other great places? Places like Covent Garden in London or Broadway in New York City. How does 16th Street perform in comparison? READ MORE
At our meeting on September 10th from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1201 Williams Street, we had three presentations on a variety of interesting topics. A big thank you to Michael Henry for providing the room for our committee!
eTuk USA: Denver-based Tuk Tuk Manufacturer & eTuk Denver: Local Transportation Provider — Walid Mourtada, CEO
eTuk USA may be the new kid on the block, but they’re here to stay. Based on the Tuk Tuks made ubiquitous in Southeast Asia and parts of South America, Walid Mourtada has created a new transportation option for Denver residents. READ MORE
Jeff Dunning, Service Planning Manager with RTD joined us to discuss how RTD looks at changing RTD bus service to connect well with rail lines. How can the service be made more efficient and attractive in the process, and what goals and philosophies guide RTD’s decisions? READ MORE