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April 2, 2019

Denver Proposes Creation of New Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Public Works executive director Eulois Cleckley, joined by Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman and the mobility community, today announced a proposal to create a new Department of Transportation and Infrastructure. The new department would better facilitate a multi-modal transportation system in Denver, helping people get to where they need to go with greater ease and freedom of choice.

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Jun 18, 2019

Denver Receives Grant for Recycling Education

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, The Coca-Cola Foundation and national non-profit group The Recycling Partnership announced today the launch of a new large-scale recycling education campaign that will be piloted this summer. Denver was recently awarded a $250,000 recycling grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation to pilot the public education campaign, which is being rolled out on billboards, bus shelter signs, digital advertising and postcards. Denver Public Works will also begin tagging trash carts this summer with informational cards in eight neighborhoods. The pilot, which runs through the fall, will help give Denver a better understanding of what approach works best for recycling education to support its goal of increasing recycling and composting rates from what is now 23 percent to 34 percent, the national average.

Apr 22, 2019

Elevate Denver Bond Program to Accelerate Bikeway Installations Citywide

With the goal of making bicycling in Denver a safe and viable transportation option for people of all abilities, the city will be installing 125 miles of new bikeways over the next five years, increasing the number households within a 5-minute ride of a high-comfort bike facility from 38 to 75 percent. 50 of the 125 miles of new bikeways will be funded by $18M from the Elevate Denver Bond, approved by voters in 2017.

Apr 15, 2019

Plans to Improve the 16th Street Mall Take Next Step Forward

The City and County of Denver, the Federal Transit Administration, Regional Transportation District (RTD), Downtown Denver Partnership, and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District (BID) are excited to announce the next step toward improving the 16th Street Mall, one of the city’s most critical economic engines and vital public spaces. The project team has released a draft environment assessment of the proposed project, which describes the need for the project, the alternatives considered, the environmental impacts of each alternative and how impacts would be mitigated. The public is encouraged to review this environmental assessment at and submit comments through May 14.

Mar 28, 2019

Denver Seeks Public Input on Multimodal Design Elements for Broadway

Take transit, ride a bike, walk, or drive along Broadway? Live near the corridor or frequent the businesses there? Denver Public Works would like people to share their feedback on multimodal improvements planned for Broadway that will extend from 16th to Center Avenues through an online survey at For the next month, the public can provide input on conceptual design elements that aim to move more people safely along the corridor and improve travel for those who walk, bike, drive and take transit.

Mar 27, 2019

Denver Strengthens Permitting Procedures to Increase Safety and Access around Construction Zones

Denver Public Works is releasing updated procedures that aim to lessen construction impacts to people as they move about the city and to improve access to adjacent homes and businesses. The department worked in conjunction with City Council members Wayne New, Paul Kashmann, Albus Brooks, Jolon Clark and Rafael Espinoza, and community and business leaders to implement new requirements on contractors when closing the public right of way (vehicle travel lanes, parking lanes, alleys, and sidewalks) for construction activities.

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