Monday, July 6, 2020

Support Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

Happy Monday!  Today we're sharing funding and learning opportunities to support pedestrian and cyclist safety, revitalize main streets, and encourage teleworking.

Funding Opportunity

The Colorado Department of Transportation is launching two small grant programs:

Revitalizing Main Streets - This program was developed to support infrastructure projects that provide open spaces for mobility, community activities and economic development in the wake of the COVID-19 emergency. These quick-win activities will improve safety and create new community spaces to encourage healthy activity and mobility in Colorado’s towns and cities.

CDOT’s streetscape challenge will offer small-scale grants that support creative uses of public infrastructure in both cities and small towns across the state.

CanDo Community Telework Program - This program was developed to support communities in the creation of innovative Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs and tools that draw from the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and past TDM work. Leveraging these lessons, the program intends to promote innovative tools that encourage practices - such as social distancing and teleworking - that can be further integrated into basic work practices and standards on a statewide level.

Pedestrian Safety Summit

USDOT Summit on Pedestrian Safety - This three-part webinar series starts Wednesday, July 8. Please see the USDOT site for full descriptions of each webinar.
  • Wed, July 8, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MST - Taking Action on Pedestrian Safety - Part 1: Introduction & Safe System Approach
  • Wed, July 15, 11-12:30 MST - Taking Action on Pedestrian Safety - Part 2: Consider Risk: When, Where, Who, How?
  • Tues, July 28, 11-12 MST - Taking Action on Pedestrian Safety - Part 3: Next Steps

Anti-Racist Walking Movement Resources

America Walks, a nonprofit organization, recently shared the following articles to prompt reflection on ways in which pedestrian and cycling efforts often center white people and how we can incorporate anti-racism into urban planning and transportation decisions:

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