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June News

Upcoming Events


June 1 
8:00am-2:00pm
Neighborhood-wide,
Lowry's borders are 11th Avenue, Alameda,
Dayton and Oneida

Lowry Redevelopment Authority
Community Advisory Committee (CAC)
June 4
5:30-7:30pm
7290 E. First Avenue


Lowry Solar Array
Free Solar Seminar
with 
Clean Energy Collective
June 5 
7:00pm
Eisenhower Chapel, 293 Roslyn St.


Meet with Mary Beth
District Office Hours

10:00am-12:00pm
June 6 - Steep Tea & Coffee,
 8th & Albion
June 13 - Krameria Cafe,
14th & Krameria
 June 20 - Einstein Bros Bagels, 2nd & Quebec
 


Park Hill Garden Walk
June 8

10:00am-4:00pm


Lowry Wine Walk and Concert
June 8
5:30-10:00pm
Lowry Town Center, 200 Quebec St.


Vets in Tune
FREE music
May 24
VA Hospital 
4th Friday of each month
2:00-3:00pm


Contact Us


1437 Bannock St., Room 451
Denver, CO 80202
720.337.5555
Email: Council District 5
 

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Land Use, Transportation, & Infrastructure Committee
Meets and airs live on
Tuesdays at 10:30am.
Replays on Tuesday at 8:30pm, Friday at 3pm & Saturday at 3pm.
 
Health, Safety, Education, & Services Committee
Meets and airs live on
Tuesdays at 1:30pm.
Replays on Tuesday at 7pm, Friday at 9:30am & Sunday at 3pm.
 
Government Affairs & Finance Committee
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Wednesdays at 10:30am.
Replays on Wednesday at 7pm, Friday at 1:30pm & Saturday at 4:30pm.
 
Business, Workforce, & Sustainability Committee
Meets and airs live on
Wednesdays at 1:30pm.
Replays on Wednesday at 8:30 pm, Friday at 11am & Sunday at 4:30pm
 
Legislative Session of Denver City Council
Meets and airs live on
Mondays at 5:30pm.
Replays on Monday night at 8:30pm, Thursday at 12:30pm & Saturday at 10am. 

Upcoming SCFD Free Days


Denver Museum of Nature & Science
June 3
July 1
July 21

Denver Botanic Gardens     
July 9
August 27

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Reservoir
June 7
August 2

Denver Zoo
November 4, 15, 21

Denver Art Museum
June 1
July 6
August 3
 
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Each Tuesday at 10am, the DCPA will release "10 for $10" - a limited number of $10 tickets for every Denver Center Theatre Company performance in the coming week (up to 25 shows per week). Occasionally, tickets to select Denver Center Attractions shows may be available. 



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                                                        June 2013


Dear District 5 Neighbors,


Summertime! And here’s what’s happening…

6th and Holly storm drain project:
With the nicer weather Public Works will finally be able to permanently fix this longtime problem of recurring potholes on the southeast corner that have plagued our cars for so long.  A utility locating company will begin marking the street soon, then traffic warning signs will be placed and pipe work will most likely begin the middle of this month.  The construction work will take a few weeks and then the area will be paved and smoothed.
  
9th & Colorado:

We have just learned that University of Colorado and The Lionstone Group are going to close on the residential section by June 14th, and after that, while Lionstone will continue to negotiate with CU, CU will also be entertaining  ideas and options from other developers.
 
Last month we learned that King Soopers bowed out as the anchor tenant at 9th and Colorado because they weren’t able to comply with some of the General Development Plan requirements. We also learned Lionstone had taken over from Fuqua Development to continue negotiations with University of Colorado. Now Lionstone no longer has an exclusive position with the University of Colorado.
 
I am optimistic that the rest of the property will be developed because of the interest that exists, not only from Lionstone but other development companies as well, and I hope to see better urban design for the project.  I will keep you up to date with information as I receive it.

Meanwhile the Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) is moving forward with an Urban Renewal Plan to prepare the property for potential tax increment financing.  DURA’s work includes a blight study and community meetings and the plan will require approval by the Denver Planning Board and City Council.  

  
Buckley Annex:

Boulevard One at Lowry

Boulevard One at Lowry is the new name for the Buckley Annex redevelopment.  The Lowry Redevelopment Authority (LRA) is currently discussing zoning with the community advisory group and city planners for this new neighborhood located at the tail end of what was Runway One at the historic Lowry Air Force Base.  Boulevard One is expected to break ground toward the end of 2013 and will host single family homes, row homes and apartments plus 30 acres of open space and a town center, all of which will focus on sustainable urban community living.  Click here for more information.
 
Trader Joe’s:
Construction continues at the new Trader Joe’s site at 8th & Colorado.  The foundation of the building is almost complete and you can now see where the building will sit.  They just poured the curb-cut for Albion St. and you can see where the cars will enter and exit.  No opening date has been set as of yet, but as soon as I get a date I will let you know.
 
New location for 1st Thursday Office Hours:
As you know, I hold office hours on the first, second, and third Thursday of every month at coffee shops in our district.  I am changing the location of my first Thursday café to our new Steep Café at 8th Avenue and Albion.  The time will be the same: 10:00am - 12:00pm.  I will continue at our original cafés for the second Thursday (Krameria Café) and third Thursday (Einstein’s in Lowry).  Many thanks to Cake Crumbs on 22nd and Kearney for hosting us these past two years and I look forward to seeing you at Steep!
 
Save Our Sundial:
The Save Our Sundial Fund campaign is well underway after a very successful launch event held earlier this spring at the former George Cranmer residence on Cranmer Park.  There is much enthusiasm in the neighborhood for the planned revitalization of the Sundial and the Sundial Plaza.
 
Over the next few months, other gatherings will be held in area homes to both introduce the Save Our Sundial Fund campaign to everyone in the neighborhood and to foster an increased sense of community.  This campaign is focused on present and past residents alike, as many former residents have a special place in their hearts for the Sundial and Cranmer Park.
 
If you would like more information please visit our website at www.saveoursundial.com or call Denise Sanderson at 303-320-1647.  There are many ways to participate and all donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to Save Our Sundial Fund, The Denver Foundation, 55 Madison Street, 8th Floor, Denver, CO  80206-5423.
 
Community Solar Garden in Lowry:
I attended the groundbreaking (roof breaking?) for the new Lowry Community Solar Garden last month at Hangar 2 with the Clean Energy Collective (CEC).  The CEC is hosting a FREE community educational seminar on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00pm at the Eisenhower Chapel, 293 Roslyn St. to help residents learn about the unique opportunity to use solar energy without installing panels on their own property.  Topics to be covered include:
  • What is community-owned solar?
  • How can I save money by going solar?
  • What are the details and environmental impacts of the project?                                                                                                                                        ~ Mary Beth

New Irish Pub, Ice Cream Parlor on East Colfax - $1.2 Million Investment; 28 New Jobs in Growing Elm District


Four long-time area residents are creating new neighborhood hot spots on Colfax and Filbert Court, across the street from Marczyk Fine Foods.
 
It all started when Park Hill investor John Bachman scooped up the 20,000 square foot site with two buildings shortly after the holidays.
 
“There’s a real demand for neighborhood services around Colfax, and I’d been looking for a building to renovate,” he says. “I wanted to work with locally owned businesses and there was a lot of interest right away.”   
 

That’s when Andrew Cudden (Park Hill) and Glen Eastwood (West City Park), saw the first “for lease” sign and knew it would be home to their long-planned Irish pub. Cudden owns Emerald Isle Painting, a successful 15 year-old business, and Eastwood managed the popular Fado’s Irish Pub in LoDo. The new 3,000-square-foot Abbey Tavern will open late this fall with a full bar, fresh grill menu and outdoor patio.
 
“This will be a welcoming, family-friendly neighborhood pub,” says Cudden. “We know the neighborhood and look forward to serving folks.” 
 
Next, Bachman marketed a former 1,500-square-foot check cashing business and Park Hill resident Chris O’Sullivan pounced. O’Sullivan and his brother Nick own Brother’s BBQ and they plan to open an old fashioned ice cream parlor in the space in early 2014.
 
“I drove by that spot for 12 years thinking about an ice cream shop, and suddenly it all fell into place,” O’Sullivan says.
 
Nuggs Ice Cream will feature homemade ice cream, floats, sundaes, banana splits, pints for sale—all from local Colorado ingredients. O’Sullivan is making sure that everyone is welcome, with bicycle racks, dog hooks and an outdoor patio.

 
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with this development,” says Hilarie Portell, executive director of the Fax Partnership. “All of these owners have a vested interest in Colfax and creating authentic neighborhood gathering places. This was the number one thing people wanted when surveyed last year.”
 
The new businesses also strengthen the mix in the Elm District, a growing neighborhood hub near Elm Street and Colfax. The area now includes the Cork House, Amsterdam Coffee Lounge, Pangaea Salon, Sol Vida Dance, Marczyk’s Fine Foods, Fairfax Wines, The Elm Restaurant, Jet Asian Grill and the Africana Café.
 
Collectively, the new owners are investing approximately $1.2 million in property acquisition and renovations. They’ll create 28 new jobs. In the past several years, Elm District property and business owners have invested approximately $8.75 million in other improvements.
 
The Fax Partnership is a non-profit organization that connects people, place, and new investment to revitalize Colfax Avenue from Colorado Boulevard to Yosemite Street. The Partnership works closely with the City of Denver on business attraction and retention, district marketing, redevelopment, crime prevention and neighborhood outreach.   For more information and to register for The Fax Partnership’s monthly e-newsletter, visit www.thefaxdenver.com.

New Art Gym to open on Colfax 2014


In 2011, area residents Brian and Vickie Stevinson purchased the vacant building at 1460 Leyden Street, with a vision in mind.  They imagined a home for emerging and seasoned artists to create and show their own work.  An artist herself, Vickie knew that the Denver art community was sorely lacking affordable work spaces with specialized equipment. 
 
The Art Gym Denver will fill that niche when it opens in 2014.  It will not have individual studios but 17,000 square feet of shared workspace and equipment available for artists from a wide variety of disciplines including print makers, painters, metal smiths, digital artists, sculptors, writers and culinary artists, among others.  

Fees for membership are planned to be based on usage of the facility, but gallery exhibitions of member's art and other areas of the building would be open to the public to facilitate interactions with the larger community.  For more information, contact info@ArtGymDenver.com.

 

Heads Up!
Denver Launches Public Safety Campaign to Create a Safe, Multimodal City


Mayor Michael B. Hancock, joined by transportation, safety and school officials, has launched a citywide public safety awareness campaign to educate those who live, work and play in Denver about how to increase safety while in transit.
 
The campaign, called “Heads Up.,” will work to create a culture that embraces multimodal transportation by encouraging each and every person in the city to take responsibility for their actions while walking, biking or driving in Denver.  
 
“Denver is a growing, multimodal city. So we must bolster our city enforcement, education and engineering to make it a safer city; one that will support our families and children in every neighborhood,” Mayor Hancock said. “Government cannot do this alone. It’s incumbent upon all of us to keep our heads up and take personal responsibility for ensuring not only our own safety, but the safety of those around us. This is how we will foster that safe, active culture that we all love so much about our Mile High City.”
 
In the first quarter of 2013, there were 117 auto/pedestrian accidents, with six resulting in pedestrian fatalities. That is 37 percent more than occurred in the first quarter of 2012. The city has recently seen an increase in bicycle/auto accidents too.  In 2011, there were 239 auto/bike accidents across Denver that resulted in injuries or death. In 2012, that number rose to 265.
 
The City and County of Denver takes a three-pronged approach to improving public safety while in transit: enforcement, education and engineering.
 
Moving forward, Denver safety officials will increase warnings and tickets to those breaking laws while walking, biking, or driving. Public Works is actively adopting innovative engineering strategies citywide to help users of all modes follow the law. The city’s educational outreach has begun, in collaboration with city partners like Denver Public Schools, the Regional Transportation District, BikeDenver and Denver Bike Sharing, with the shared goal of educating people about the simple steps necessary to make our streets safer.
 
Thanks to corporate and community sponsors, billboards, handouts, posters, radio and television public service announcements, as well as safety officials and biking ambassadors, will work in tandem to educate the public on easy safety tips.  The “Heads Up.” campaign sponsors include AAA Colorado, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, BikeDenver, CBS Outdoor and the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association.
 
Billboards began to be unveiled last week reminding drivers, “Heads Up. Bikes and pedestrians are hard to see.” Fourteen billboards will be visible throughout metro Denver this summer. The “Heads Up.” campaign was developed by Denver-based Sukle Advertising for the city on a pro bono basis.
 
The first billboards will be visible the beginning of May at the corners of:
E. Colfax and York St.
S. Monaco and Leetsdale
W. Colfax and I-25
S. Colorado and I-25
S. Broadway and Evans
 
“The city’s approach to increasing safety will only work if we have a community that will work with us to utilize the tools and laws we have in place to keep them safe,” Police Chief White said. “We will work every day with our residents to prevent accidents and help them stay safe. When it comes to the interaction of modes of transportation, we all must take personal responsibility in our actions. That includes those who recently have chosen to run from the scene of crime.”

 

Denver Motor Vehicle Change in Hours


The Denver Department of Motor Vehicles will be changing their hours of operation effective June 2013.

This important change affects the opening hours for Wednesdays ONLY, all other days of the week remain the same.

The New hours are:
  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Denver Public Works Offers Rainstorm Safety Tips


Denver Public Works and Denver Parks and Recreation ask you to please be safe on Denver’s streets and urban trails this season!  Rainstorms in Denver are common throughout the spring and summer months. It is important to remember that floods caused by rain can occur anywhere, with floodwaters rising gradually or flash floods striking suddenly. Water's powerful force can easily overtake vehicles and people.   

Safety tips for driving in heavy rain:
  • If you must drive through water, drive slowly and steadily.
  • Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control or possible stalling; One foot of water will float most vehicles.
  • Two feet of rushing water can sweep away most vehicles — including SUVs and pick-ups.
  • Avoid driving in water that downed electrical or power lines have fallen into; the electric current passes through water easily.
 
Safety tips for walking or cycling on urban trails:
 
  • When rain is falling, it’s best not to walk or bike near a river or stream, even on Denver’s paved urban bike and walking trails; water flow can quickly increase and flooding can occur without notice.
  • Move to higher ground and never go into a culvert! If you are on a streamside trail during a rainstorm use the alternate trail up to street level to avoid underpasses and culverts. 
  • Never allow children to play around streams, drainage ditches or viaducts, storm drains or flooded areas.
Localized street flooding:
  • In some areas that are geographical low-points and underpasses, water can’t be expected to disappear down the storm inlets instantly - the pace and volume of the rainfall is too quick and too great to immediately drain off. It takes time for the system to accommodate it.
  • If you know that your street tends to flood because it is located in a low point, be sure to move your vehicles to higher ground.
What you can do to help prevent flooding:
  • To help prevent flooding in Denver neighborhoods, residents should ensure that gutters are clear of trash or recycling containers, lawn clippings and yard debris.
  • Flooding can also be prevented by cleaning up litter, branches or any other loose items that could potentially interfere with storm water drainage on the street.
  • Do not rake leaves, grass clippings or yard debris into the street or put them down an inlet or throw them into a gulch or stream.
  • Avoid placing trash and recyclables in bags or containers directly on drains and inlets. When rain is predicted avoid placing your trash and recycling out for collection until the storm has passed. 
Downed power lines/cables: 
  • Stay clear of downed lines and report them immediately to Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-1999.
  • If a traffic signal is out due to the storm, remember to treat every signal as an all-way stop.
Natural gas line damage:
 
If you smell natural gas (the odor is similar to sulfur or rotten eggs), it may indicate a gas leak. Immediately leave your home or outside area with gas odor, then call Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-2999 to report your concern.
 
Downed branches:
  • If a tree limb is broken on a public right-of-way, citizens are asked to contact Denver forestry to assess damage and tree safety. Property owners are responsible for the cleanup and care of the public right of way trees adjacent to their properties. 
  • Denver Solid Waste Management collects a limited amount of branches as part of its regular trash collection service.
For additional tips including how to prevent flooding, what to do if your basement is flooded and more, please visit www.denvergov.org/rainstormtips.
 
To report significant flooding issues in Denver, please call 3-1-1.

 

Denver Public Works Paves Over Potholes


Spring in Denver means Public Works Street Maintenance crews are out diligently filling those pesky potholes that developed over the winter.  In 2012 Street Maintenance filled 88,668 potholes using 4,364 tons of asphalt. Crews have already filled 21,000 potholes this spring!  
 
Potholes are created when moisture seeps into cracks in the surface of a road and freezes, causing it to expand. When the ice thaws that space is left empty, resulting in a hole in the pavement or a “pothole.”  Public Works pothole crews will typically work from just after the morning rush hour until about 3:30pm, however crews can’t work when it’s raining or snowing.
 
Street Maintenance crews do go out looking for pothole to fill, however Public Works relies on citizens to report potholes in their neighborhoods. You can report a pothole by calling 3-1-1 or by entering the location of the pothole at www.denvergov.org/311. It is especially important to provide the closest cross streets to the pothole and any other significant information when reporting a pothole.
 
Public Works tries to fill potholes within 24- 72 hours of being reported, however 90% of reported potholes are filled within 48 hours. 

 

Denver Ranked as National Leader in Parking Management


Denver has been ranked as one of the top ten trend-setting and progressive cities for our approach to parking management, according to a survey conducted by the International Parking Institute, the largest and leading trade association representing parking professionals and the parking industry worldwide. Denver is recognized as a leading city in parking innovation along with San Francisco; Seattle; New York; Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Ore; Miami; Houston; Boston; Pittsburgh; and Tampa. Download a report on the survey here  
 
According to the results of the survey, the United States is undergoing a parking revolution as the industry embraces a variety of new technologies that make it easier for people to find and pay for parking, and for parking authorities to better manage it.  Denver’s success in parking management is largely credited to a dedicated Public Works staff focused on the operational, engineering and planning aspects of Denver’s parking resources. Working collaboratively with other City agencies, neighborhood organizations and stakeholders, Public Works ensures that the City’s parking assets are actively, comprehensively and creatively managed to support the vibrancy of Denver’s many diverse and unique areas. 
 
The innovative Strategic Parking Plan, the city-wide framework for coordinating parking related issues, establishes a philosophy for parking management that guides decision-making in order to maximize supply and to balance diverse user needs.  Parking management in Denver is not designed as a one-size-fits-all calculation; we must balance needs and provide the most efficient use of available inventory. Localized parking management decisions may be made on a micro-scale, such as a single block face, or at a neighborhood, district or area-wide scale; these decision-making strategies ensure that parking operations are appropriate and consistent throughout the City. The technology available to us today allows us to be considerably more efficient and effective in making parking management decisions, especially when gathering information and implementing recommended adjustments.
 
The advanced technology of the Smart Meters allows data collection to be performed and adjustments to be made remotely, eliminating manpower hours dedicated to information gathering and to manually re-setting the meter rates and time limits. An example of using this technology to manage parking is the upcoming meter adjustments in the Golden Triangle neighborhood that will create consistent meter rates and time limits, mirroring overall existing parking conditions in the area.  About 60 meters in this area will be adjusted from $0.50 to $1.00 per hour and the time limit will change from 4 hours to 2 hours. These changes will provide parking customers with better availability of the limited on-street spaces based on turn over and will provide a consistent user experience in the neighborhood.
 
Successful innovations, like the utilization of Smart Meters, have greatly contributed to Denver’s trend-setting and progressive approach to parking and transportation demand management based on the Strategic Parking Plan. Other upcoming action items from the Plan include an analysis of parking management strategies to optimize high-demand areas, including Capitol Hill, South Broadway/Baker and Auraria neighborhoods; and the development of an area management plan for the Baker neighborhood that will focus on engaging the community in the identification of the appropriate parking management tools that support the health, growth and/or preservation of that area’s unique characteristics.
 
Further in the future, advanced pay-by-phone parking options may also be introduced as a pilot project in conjunction with Smart Meter technology.
 
To access Denver’s Strategic Parking Plan, click here

 

American Institute of Architecture National Convention June 20-22


Why Design Matters
 
The occasion of the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Design Exposition, entitled Building Leaders, to be held in Denver June 20-22, 2013, affords us the opportunity to consider the impact of design on our city. For the 18,000 to 20,000 design industry professionals who will be attending, design and economic impact are inextricably linked—even more so now, as we emerge from the recession of the past few years.  
 
The immediate impact will be the estimated $1,992.20 per person, or more than $35 million in the course of the convention. This will be one of Denver’s largest conventions this year.  The long-term impact is just as important, and this is where good design comes in. Visitors to Denver—not just architects—are more likely to return to a city where good design has set a high standard. Good architectural design goes far beyond making our city a bright and vibrant place that visitors will remember, whether Denver is their destination or they are using our city as a gateway to Colorado. It enhances the quality of life for our citizens and makes the city a place that people want to live, work, play, visit, and engage with the spirit of the community.
 
Good design is much more than elegantly proportioned buildings made of high-quality durable materials. Every well-designed building tells a story, and Denver has many fine examples of this in the downtown area that the convention-goers will visit.
 
Our museums and library structures tell a story about how we value art and education, and our theaters talk about how our downtown is a place of exciting events and gatherings. Our governmental buildings, including city, state, and federal administration and justice facilities, speak of the democratic spirit and the nature of justice in our community. Our major league sport venues convey a sense of how important it is for these structures to fit in as an integral part of our city.  And, in Denver, the message of good design doesn’t just come from our public institutions, but from fine buildings designed for hospitality, residential, and retail use.   
 
Bad design either gives the message that nobody cares, or, more often than not, presents buildings that say nothing at all. Every city has some buildings that fall into this category, but in Denver, as a result of years of private-public efforts to enhance the experience of the city with good design, we can be proud that we have fewer of these we-didn’t-care buildings than many other cities.
 
Our good design is not just about buildings but the spaces in and around these buildings—plazas, parks, the Civic Center and the 16th Street Mall—and how transportation systems tie into the core of the city. And yes, our best buildings do feature high-quality materials, sensitive proportion and scale, and sensitivity to the sustainable design concerns that are critical to our maintaining the health of the city of the future. As our AIA Convention visitors enjoy and appreciate this while they are here, let’s hope that good design will provide another reason for them to plan their next trip to Denver.

 

Ready to Make Music, Denver?!


Mark your calendar! The 2nd Annual Make Music Denver will take place on Friday, June 21st, 2013.  You’re invited to help us bring live music to the streets of Downtown Denver.  Over 520 cities in 106 countries will celebrate music on the first day of summer and Denver joins in the festivities.  
 
Winner of Westword's 2013 Best New Festival, this daylong celebration of local live music, produced by the Downtown Denver Partnership, provides free music everywhere along the 16th Street Mall; outdoor cafés, hotel lobbies, restaurant patios, parks, and street corners.
 
Visit the Make Music Denver website at www.MakeMusicDenver.com for a list of activities, including artists, venues and volunteer information.

 

Denver Century Ride June 15 - Volunteers Needed!


BikeDenver is looking for volunteers for the following opportunities:

Pre-Ride
  • Ride Packet Preparation: Help prepare ride packets for packet pick-up
  • Aid Station Preparation: Assist in the packing and preparation of supplies and signs. Help load trucks.
Route Support
  • Aid Stations: You'll be out on the course helping fuel our cyclists for their trek! Assist with set up of tents and tables, prepare food and beverage for cyclists, answer questions for cyclists and cheer them on!
  • SAG Wagons: Provide support to our cyclists by driving the route from aid station to aid station to help when needed. A vehicle with a bike rack is preferred but if you can throw one in the back of your truck that works too! *Must be able to unload and load bicycles.  
  • Ride Medics: Doctors, Nurses and medical pers
  • onnel will be riding the course and will provide guidance as needed for medical/ first aid situations.
  • Motorcycle Marshals: Patrol route to help with rider control. When needed, respond to emergencies and traffic situations. Motorcycle Marshals provide motorcycle escort support along the route to troubleshoot problems and ensure rider safety.
  • Sweep Driver: Remain in the tailing position for the designated route. This is a critically important role. Provide support to our cyclists by driving the route from aid station to aid station to help when needed.
Festival (Post Ride Street Party, Expo)
  • Registration: Assist with packet pick up for all registered cyclists including checking cyclists in, taking new registrations, answering questions and organizing registration packets.
  • Bike Valet: Once the cyclists make their way back to Northfield-Stapleton we'll need to valet their bikes so they can wander through the exhibitors at the Post Ride Street Party. The Bike Valet is stationed within a fence parking area and these volunteers will ensure the safety of bikes after the ride.
  • Tear Down: What goes up must come down. Join us Saturday evening as we pack up the aid station supplies and festival equipment for next year.
Every volunteer receives the Official Volunteer T-shirt. Volunteers will also receive a meal ticket for the Post Ride Street Party and a goody bag with samples from our sponsors. Plus you help raise critical funds for BikeDenver!  
 

 

Volunteers Wanted: NE Walk Fest!


Save the date on Saturday, August 24th from 9AM-1PM for a unique, fun, informative and community driven walking event.    
The event will be an inspiring and engaging day of walking three East Denver neighborhoods (Park Hill, Stapleton and Montclair) promoting community health and connection, neighborhood walkability and everyday wayfinding.

The event will host numerous street-side, sidewalk, park and storefront activities across three specified zones in the Park Hill, Stapleton & Montclair neighborhoods.  Most of the activities will take place at three parks within the three neighborhoods (Zone 1 - Holly Square, Zone 2 - The Green in Stapleton and Zone 3 - McNichols Park in Montclair). 

Throughout each zone participants will be connected to a variety of walking routes consisting of 2, 4 and 6 miles in length on already existing neighborhood sidewalks.  Our hope is to work with the City of Denver to complement this event with at least one or two permanent pedestrian/walkability features (ie adding/improving crosswalks).

Don't hesitate to email Jonathon Stalls of Walk2Connect at jonathon@walk2connect.com for more information.  We are looking for community leaders and neighborhood residents to fill slots on one of our four committees, so please reach out if you're interested in helping us!

The walking event is being organized by the Stapleton Transportation Management Association (TMA) and Walk2Connect.  

 

Save Our Sundial Campaign


Please join your neighbors in saving the Sundial Plaza at Cranmer Park.
 
For the past two years, the Cranmer Park /Hilltop Civic Association has been working with representatives of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department to discuss the much needed full restoration of the Sundial and the plaza area in Cranmer Park.  The city has set aside $550,000 for this project, which is estimated to cost $1,400,00 in its entirety. Plans are to correct structural deficiencies that have made earlier restoration work fail prematurely.     
Under the guidance of Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman, and with the assistance of The Denver Foundation, a new fundraising effort has launched – the Save Our Sundial campaign.  With limited government funding available, the goal is to raise the needed amount through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations. 
 
Denise Sanderson will be coordinating the efforts of this group, and is currently forming a committee to help with the Save Our Sundial campaign.  If you would like to be involved, please contact her at DeniseSanderson105@gmail.com or at 303-320-1647.  
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