The next Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation Transportation Committee
will be on Thursday, November 12th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 1201 Williams Street, 19th Floor
We hope your neighborhood can send a representative to the committee as we discuss a range of transportation, transit, and streets topics, build connections with the agencies and organizations involved, and ensure that neighborhood input is included in plans at all levels! Attendees do not need to be INC delegates -- all are welcome. Even if your neighborhood organization is not a member of INC, you are welcome to participate. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested in joining the committee -- write to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our growing e-mail list!
Thursday November 12th, 6-8 p.m.
We have three topics for our November meeting:
Call for Interest -- Transit Book Reading Group
- First and Last Mile: Connecting People to Transit -- Jill Locantore, WalkDenver Policy and Program Director
The Denver region is spending billions of dollars to expand public transit throughout the metro area, yet for the most part, the FasTracks program does not provide direct funding for “first and last mile connections" that help people get to and from the new transit stations. Through surveys and focus groups with public and private sector representatives, WalkDenver and its partners explored the consequences of this lack of funding, as well as potential solutions. Jill Locantore will review the report's key findings and recommendations, and let us know how we can be most effective in advocating for improvements.
- The Future of the 16th Street Mall -- Jason Whitlock, Principal City Planner for Urban Design, Denver CPD
The 16th Street Mall is a unique place, as the 1.2-mile pedestrian and transit backbone of downtown it moves tens of thousands of people per day on foot and by free MallRide shuttle up and down the mall. Although these thousands pass through, only 1% of Mall users stop and spend time. The press has recently been reporting on potential changes to the way the mall operates that are under consideration. Jason Whitlock, Principal City Planner, will tell us about The Mall Experience study and how transit, activity and safety goals are being evaluated with strategic public engagement events like Meet in the Street.
- A View From City Council - Councilman Paul Kashmann, District 6
City Council representatives see the transportation needs in their districts up-close, visiting with neighborhoods and hearing from their constituents. Councilman Paul Kashmann, elected to City Council in May 2015, will join us to share his perspective on the transportation needs in his district and citywide. What issues are most urgent, which needs are likely to receive attention in 2016, and how can neighborhoods and Council work together on items in the INC Transportation Platform?
The INC Transportation Committee is considering putting together a reading group for Jarrett Walker's Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking About Public Transit Can Enrich our Communities and Our Lives
-- a highly-regarded and very readable book about the key choices in designing a quality mass transit network.
The reading group would likely meet twice to discuss the first and second half of the book, and share thoughts about how what we've read can inform our participation in Denver's new Transit Plan, being co-developed with the Blueprint Denver update, starting in the winter.
If you would be interested in joining a reading group for Human Transit, please send us an e-mail
so we can get a sense of how many people might be interested, and we'll start looking for dates and venues.
2016 Meeting Schedule
The INC Transportation Committee's meeting schedule for 2016, at 1201 Williams St., 19th Floor, will be:
Call for Topic Suggestions
- Thu. Jan. 14th 2016, 6-8 p.m.
- Thu. Mar. 10th 2016, 6-8 p.m.
- Thu. May 12th 2016, 6-8 p.m.
- Thu. Jul. 14th 2016, 6-8 p.m.
- Thu. Nov. 10th 2016, 6-8 p.m.
Do you have a topic you'd like the INC Transportation Committee to consider or to find a speaker to discuss with us? Please send your ideas to email@example.com