AARP has awarded a Community Challenge grant to Localworks for its Activate 38 program. The grant will help Localworks increase active transportation, transit use and accessibility along 38th Avenue between Kipling and Youngfield streets. Localworks’ winning submittal is a neighborhood “pop-up” tactical urbanism intervention along the busy 38th Avenue corridor west of Kipling, to be conducted Oct. 1 through 7. This corridor has few facilities for walking, biking and wheelchair rolling, and the demonstration will encourage the local community to learn more about improving these facilities, and enable conversations for change with the city.
Residents and coalition members are working with Localworks within this focus area to examine infrastructure, overall walk and roll ability, and general safety. The area has been previously prioritized for infrastructure, a fatality has occurred on the corridor, and there are numerous safety concerns from residents. There were 22 grant applicants in the state of Colorado, and Localworks is one of two selected in the state.
Learn more about Activate 38 and the upcoming “pop-up” event at WeAreLocalworks.org/Activate-38.