The Regis University Community Council, in partnership with WalkDenver, will be hosting a “pop-up demonstration event” at the intersection of Federal Blvd and W 50th Ave to encourage drivers to slow down and to make the street safer for people walking and biking. The projected date for the pop-up is Saturday, October 6, 2018 and we need volunteers to help make it happen!
Using Tactical Urbanism, the event is designed to test out methods to slow traffic, improve connectivity for people walking, biking, and accessing transit, and make Federal Blvd a safer and more pleasant street to travel on.
WHAT IS A POP-UP DEMONSTRATION?
A pop-up demonstration uses temporary crosswalks, curb extensions, landscaping, and artwork to show how easy it is to make changes to the street that would make the neighborhood safer and more inviting for people to walk, bike, and take transit.
WHY DO A POP-UP DEMONSTRATION?
- To test ideas for improving Federal Blvd to be safer for all users.
- Allow community members and business owners to explore their visions for safer and more joyful streets,
- Create discussions that begin from the neighborhood level instead of from the top down.
- Foster community cohesion, and bring neighbors together for a fun event!
- To promote the Regis Community Council and their valuable work!
But we need your help! On Saturday, September 29, we will have a data collection event where we will be measuring vehicle speeds prior to our pop-up event. WalkDenver will be providing handheld radar guns, pens, and paper for volunteers to record how fast cars are going on Federal Blvd. We may also need volunteers on that day to help prep materials for the event. Then on Saturday, October 6, we will need volunteers to help set up before the event, monitor and collect surveys during the event, and help tear down after the event. Sign up to volunteer and please help us spread the word! Details about the event and volunteer activities coming soon!
The Regis University Community Council is a group of residents, businesses owners, local government, school- and church-affiliated members, and Regis University staff/faculty. We are working to strengthen the bond between Regis University and the community in order to leverage our assets in our work for the common good of the whole community.
WalkDenver is a pedestrian advocacy organization working toward its vision of making Denver the most walkable city in the country. We advocate for policies and practices that lead to a more walkable Denver. We are the go-to resource for creating safe, comfortable, and fun places to walk.
|| Jill Locantore