Montbello Walk Audit Results

April 7, 2022

Walk audits are one tool the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership (SCRGP) uses to engage the public and affect change. A walk audit is a process that identifies street conditions that are a hazard to active travel and recommends changes that make walking, biking, and access to spaces and places safe and more convenient for multimodal users. 

It is essential to the SCRGP that all community members near the Greenway have the opportunity to walk, bike, or roll to the Greenway in a convenient, comfortable, and safe from traffic and personal danger way. This is particularly important for folks without cars who rely on walking, bicycling, and public transportation to get around. Over the long term, safe access to Greenspaces increases usage and improves health and wellbeing for people of all ages, races, abilities, and income levels. 

Thanks to a sponsorship from Denver’s Office of Infrastructure and Transportation (DOTI) Business and Community Engagement Offices, we engaged over 20 community members and collected over 300 points of data through two community-focused walk audits. This data will contribute to creating safer and more comfortable access to the Sand Creek Greenway for all Montbello residents. 

Some big takeaways that participants identified: 

  • Many sidewalks along Havana leading to the Greenway are currently disconnected, making it dangerous for pedestrians to access the Greenway. 
  • Walking and biking routes along Peoria and Havana need improved sidewalks, more painted crosswalks and pedestrian signals, more benches at bus stops and the entrances of the Greenway, and better lighting along the way. 
  • Better signage in nearby neighborhoods leading to the Greenway and at the entrances of the Greenway will make it easier for community members to access the Greenway. 

You can view the entire Montbello to Sand Creek Walk Audit report by clicking here: https://issuu.com/sandcreekgreenway/docs/montbello_to_sand_creek_walk_audit_report

Or explore explore reports from Walk 1 and Walk 2 by clicking on links below: https://issuu.com/sandcreekgreenway/docs/peoria_walk_audit_report https://issuu.com/sandcreekgreenway/docs/havana_walk_audit_report

Thank you again to everyone who participated and stay tuned for updates on how you can help advocate for better access to the Sand Creek Regional Greenway! 

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About the Greenway

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems.

This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora, Colorado with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through northeast Denver and the new Stapleton community.

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is open every day from dawn until dusk. Runners, walkers, nature viewers, horseback riders, and leashed dogs are encouraged to enjoy the trail. We invite you to become acquainted with our wilderness in the city.

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