Streets are the realm of the automobile these days, but that hasn’t always been the case. Before cars and parking spots took over the space between our buildings and homes, streets were much more diverse: Photos from the pre-car era show people on foot and bike intermixed with horses, wagons, pushcarts, vendors, streetcars, and more. Today, the ubiquity of the motorized vehicle and the auto-dependency of much of modern cities has slashed the street’s diversity basically down to the car alone.
Members attended: 13
Two guest speakers: Julie with Re-imagine & Marjorie Sloan with RTD Running candidate for District M Board Member
RTDs point for Reimagine is to face the current challenges and future for RTD by meeting needs
- They are looking short term about service plan to develop.
- They are looking long term about mobility plans for the future.
- They are looking at everything now because by fall, RTD will be making financial cuts.
There are 4 key elements that reimagine is looking at:
- Technical piece (ridership data and phone data)
- Financial piece (what can RTD afford?)
- Seeking inputs (priorities)
- Long Service hours
- Fast trips
- Convenient stop locations
- Reliable Services
- Equitable access
- Geographical access
- High ridership-based services
- Resource efficiency
Running Board Member for District M of RTD-Marjorie Sloan
Spoke and stated she felt there were 4 important aspects with RTD that she believes in:
- The value of the rider
- The respect for employees
- Recognizing todays reality
- Reaching innovative solutions
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Since then, he’s urged people to wear masks in public time and time again. However, the state has stopped short of mandating face coverings. Read more
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