Mobility is one of my main priorities as our predominant calls are about traffic. We’ve been successful on several fronts:
The biggest of these is my successful encouragement of the administration to create a Denver Mobility Department and separate it from Public Works to stand on its own. While Public Works does an excellent job with our infrastructure, we need people who are constantly thinking about what moves on top of that infrastructure and can concentrate on the coming innovations in mobility. Under the new leader at Public Works, they are starting the process to create a new department.
We were successful in getting Dayton improvements between Alameda and Mississippi that included building out the sidewalks and stopping the drainage problem that created ice islands in the winter.
We were among the first in the city to have Rapid Blinking Lights installed at Holly/Cedar and Dayton/ Highline Canal that provide more safety for pedestrian crosswalks. We also had stop signs, traffic lights, no-turn signs etc. installed throughout the district in hotspot areas.
The Quebec Alternatives plan was finally funded by the Federal Government and we are in design stages to realize the community goals for Quebec between 13th Ave and 26th Ave – two-lanes each way, sidewalks on both sides, and a bike lane on Syracuse.