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189,000. That's the number @cityofdenver officials expect will be added to Denver's population by 2040. We will be nearly 850,000 strong.
Currently, 73% of the population is still driving alone to work, and residents using public transit has decreased since 2000. This is due, in part, to the fact that only 10% of residents live within a half-mile of a rail station, and sidewalks and bike lanes have large gaps, making it difficult to close the loop from home to station.
Further, housing developments are pushing residents farther and farther out from their jobs in involuntary displacement due to rising housing costs. Denver now has the 12th highest medial home sales price in the country, according to Denver Moves.
City officials have issued a Call to Action to improve city life city-wide. Transit, climate change, green spaces, education, and housing are all being tackled in a 5-part initiative that was released this week. These draft plans are touted as all-encompassing action items to prepare for Denver's future, as well as the future of our changing planet. With an eye to 2040, the City has tasked itself with preparation and improvement.
We've included in this article the highlights of each plan, links to the full plan documents, as well as a calendar of events where you can go to ask your questions and voice your thoughts. We also welcome you to speak out in comments or in direct messages to us that we will take to these events on your behalf.
. 📸: City and County of Denver
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