Town of Denver hasn’t given a date on when roads like 16th and 11th Avenues will reopen. Denver Councilman Chris Hinds is pushing for the closures to stay till at the least Labor Day.
“We’ll nonetheless must bodily distance and our parks are packed already. We don’t want automobiles on the streets this summer time as a lot as earlier summers as a result of we’re telling individuals to remain at residence and telecommute,” defined Hinds.
He says most sidewalks are usually not vast sufficient for individuals to bodily distance whereas strolling. Town prioritized closures in areas of the town that don’t have speedy entry to a park or path.
In keeping with a current survey, Hinds says the vast majority of residents don’t thoughts the closure.
“Denver Streets Partnership carried out a survey and located that 90% of the individuals they surveyed loved the road closures and hope it stays closed,” mentioned Hinds. Town stories as much as 4 occasions the traditional quantity of individuals are biking and alongside these roads.
Hinds was behind the push to limit thru-traffic on these roads, not with the intent of closing roads to automobiles — however somewhat opening roads to individuals. He sees this is a chance for Denverites to interrupt their dependence on automobiles.
In keeping with the town, the present car quantity is about 65% of what it was earlier than the stay-at-home order. DOTI will proceed to observe the streets and align any subsequent steps as wanted with the town’s COVID-19 restoration plans. Suspended enforcement actions, like parking meters fines, can even stay in place till additional discover.
Roads that can shut to thru-traffic are:
Capitol Hill Neighborhood
- E. 11th Avenue from Lincoln Road to Humboldt Road
Sloan Lake Neighborhood
- Bryon Place from Zenobia Road to Stuart Road
- Stuart Road from 24th Avenue to 21st Avenue
North Capitol Hill/Metropolis Park West Neighborhoods
- E. 16th Avenue from Lincoln Road to Metropolis Park Esplanade
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