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:
- Safe Streets' Are Not Safe for Black Lives / Dr. Destiny Thomas, City Lab
- Whose Streets? Black Streets / Amina Yasin, Streetsblog USA
- A Call to Courage / Jay Pitter
- Why We Must Talk About Race When We Talk About Bikes / Tamika Butler, Bicycling
- America's Cities Were Designed to Oppress / Bryan Lee Jr., City Lab
- How Do We Respond to Anti-Black Racism in Urbanist Practices and Conversations? / Canadian Urban Institute
- How to End Anti-Blackness in Cities / Alissa Walker, Curbed