• Presentation given by Piep van Heuven at Bicycle Colorado for Denver Streets Partnerships.
  • Denver Streets Partnerships Goals for 2030:
  • Elimination of all traffic facilities and serious injuries
  • Construction and maintenance of a complete street network

For people walking, rolling, biking and taking transit

  • Reduction of single occupancy vehicle trips

To no more than 50% of all trips

  • Policy Priorities for 2020
    • Transit
    • Vision Zero
    • Transportation Funding
    • Complete Streets Design Guidelines
    • COVID-19
    • Racial Justice
  • Being called out and have to answer for:
    • When space is described as public and is designed for people, Black people claiming this space are seen as a threat
    • Victims of traffic violence are disproportionately Black and Brown. Like every system in America, our transportation system is racist.
  • Committed to confronting the racist history and being anti-racist as individuals and as an organization.
  • Will look for ways that have perpetuated racism in the past. Will seek out, listen to, and amplify voices that have been marginalized. Will set goals and action items for our organization. Will support the work that is already being done to create equitable public spaces.

 

  • Denver Climate Action Task Force
    • 26 Members, diverse identities
    • Outreach
      • Meeting in a Box
      • Stakeholder Advisory Groups
      • Online Forum
    • Denver will be a model for the nation and world by working urgently to create, pass, and implement bold policies that achieve 40% greenhouse gas emission decrease community-wide by 2025, 60% by 2030, and 100% by 2040, using 2005 baseline. We will center policy design, programs, and investments in frontline communities, and inspire people in our city to embrace sustainability as a value.

 

 

  • The Crisis:
    • Between averted impacts and savings, the minimum value of climate action investments is 20.2 Billion
    • The cost of inaction will impact the health of Denver’s people and economy

 

  • Climate Action & Recovery
    • Deploy an all-Denver retrofit of existing homes and buildings to support energy efficiency/health
    • Invest in an affordable, expanded, and carbon-free bus system.
    • Invest in shared streets and vastly expand the use of bike/e-bikes.
    • Invest in EV/charging stations.

 

  • Adaption & Resiliency
    • Create a Risk Plan
    • Establish an Economic Resilience Fund
    • Incorporate local knowledge into resilience planning
    • Expand tree canopy equitably
    • Require resiliency in building codes

 

  • Transportation
    • Prioritize transit and reallocate street space
    • Incentivize fewer polluting trips
    • Incentivize smaller and smarter mobility options
    • Complete and connect no-carbon networks

 

  • Buildings & Homes
    • Revise building codes to require net-zero new buildings and homes
    • Implement building performance policy and strategic electrification for existing buildings and homes
    • Equitably enhance affordable housing incentives and low-income programs

 

  • Consumption & Waste
    • Implement residential pay-as-you-throw policy
    • Require all multifamily buildings and businesses to recycle and compost
    • Revise building codes and construction permit requirements with minimum waste diversion rates

 

  • Electric Supply
    • Ensure Denver is clean and carbon free by 2030
    • Invest and incentivize community solar
    • Partner with Xcel to ensure Colorado is carbon free by 2050

 

 

  • Climate Action Investment
    • 3-3.4 billion total investment
    • Phase 1 Revenue
      • Sales Tax at 0.25%
        • City council refers a 0.25% sales tax to the Nov 2020 ballot (2.5 cents on every $10
        • Exempt: food, water, fuel and medical supplies
      • Vehicle Efficiency Fee
      • Parking Meter Increase
      • Parking Permit Fee
      • Commercial Parking Lot and Garage Fee
      • Meter buy-out fee increase

 

  • Next:
    • Climate Action sales tax measure goes to voters this Nov
    • Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability & Resiliency builds out task force recommendations, and initiates economic recovery measures.
    • Denver City Council acts on 5 fee recommendations in Phase 1

 

  • Denver “Streets for people” Summit
    • Sept 16-19th, 2020