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Denver Proposes Ambitious Citywide Pedestrian and Trail Plan

The Denveright planning process kicked off in Spring 2016 with a goal to complete four citywide plans on the subjects of land use, mobility, parks, and recreational resources.
December 5, 2017, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Arina P Habich

The city of Denver is making progress on its Denveright planning process—a four-part, multi-year planning process that sets a citywide vision for the quickly growing city.

Denveright recently released the first of four expected plans—the "Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trails" plan. According to an article by Jon Murray, the Denver Moves plan "prioritizes projects to fill gaps in sidewalks across the city that could cost $800 million to $1.4 billion, with the higher figure also including the retrofitting of narrow sidewalks that don’t meet city standards. Add to that $400 million that the plan identifies in projects to complete the city’s trail network."

The plan admits that funding and implementation of these ambitious goals will pose significant challenges. Similar challenges are expected for the three plans forthcoming from Denveright: the Denver Parks and Recreation Game Plan, the Blueprint Denver master plan for land use and transportation, and the Denver Moves: Transit plan.

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Published on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in The Denver Post
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