Sep 25, 2018
Mayor Michael B. Hancock today presented his transportation and parks budgets to City Council members. The Mayor’s 2019 Budget Proposal includes substantial funding to implement the city’s Mobility Action Plan, as well as accelerate our work to improve our parks and bring more recreation opportunities to more people and more neighborhoods.
“Doing more for transportation and parks by expanding equity and access, improving affordability, and preserving neighborhood character, culture and community will help ensure a prosperous future for every Denver resident. These are the values of Denver’s residents, and my proposed budget reflects that,” Mayor Hancock said.
Mayor Hancock’s proposed budget remains focused on offering everyone more ways to get around by biking, walking and taking transit. In 2019, we will make an additional $27 million investment to continue to improve safety, increase mobility options, manage and mitigate congestion, and address climate change.
Improving Transportation and Mobility
o Doubling our annual commitment to bicycle-network buildout, with a $4.2 million investment. The Mayor also is proposing a one-time $2.9 million investment in the bike network from the recent sale of a city-owned property. These funds will support Mayor Hancock’s ambitious effort to add 125 miles of bike lanes over the next five years.
Our families deserve nothing less than easily accessible, safe and fun parks where children of all ages can play and gather. In 2019, Mayor Hancock’s proposed budget will be making improvements at neighborhood parks, expanding park land, and constructing a new pocket park in Westwood, new playgrounds in north Denver and a new dog park in south Denver. The Mayor’s proposed budget also includes funding for improving maintenance, upkeep and safety patrols in downtown parks.
Growing Our Parks and Enhancing Our Recreation Programs