Friday is the last day to give input on shared streets

The city is working on bringing the pandemic-era program back.
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11th Avenue open to people in Denver’s Cheesman Park neighborhood. April 7, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Pearl Street? Emporia Street? What about 16th Avenue?

Tomorrow's your last day to make suggestions on this map that city officials are using to gather suggestions for potential shared streets.

When the pandemic first hit, Denver moved quickly to close streets to through-traffic and open them to pedestrians, responding to an increased demand for outdoor space. The shared streets were a hit, and after closing them to do longer term planning, the city is in the process of bringing them back.

We're still a few years away from permanent shared streets, as officials have not even chosen the exact roads yet.

Key to the process is asking Denverites: Which areas do you think should become shared streets?

Officials created this interactive map, where you can highlight streets you think should or shouldn't be chosen. You can also like and comment on others' choices. City planners are particularly focusing on streets in residential and commercial neighborhoods, that are accessible to people with disabilities, aren't along RTD routes and don't cross major throughways. Bonus points if they already have bike infrastructure or close regularly for community events.

But Friday is your last day to give your input! So if you have thoughts, as Taylor Swift says, speak now.

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