October 1, 2022

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Denver Sidewalks Ballot Measure Explained

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Jill Locantore, executive director of Denver Streets Partnership, estimated last September that it would cost $1.1 billion to complete Denver’s sidewalk network, “but the previous year’s expenditure was around $2 to $3 million. At that level, it would take more than 400 years to finish. And who knows if the Earth is even going to exist in 400 years?”

Cut to this week, when the Denver Elections Division officially gave its blessing to Denver Deserves Sidewalks, a proposal that will now be on the November ballot. It calls for publicly funding sidewalk construction and repair, and Locantore says that its passage would dramatically speed up the timeline for addressing the issues.

“This would allow the complete sidewalks network to be built out within nine years,” she notes, 391 years ahead…

Michael Roberts

2022-08-05 08:12:00

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