The Equity Atlas revealed a number of key findings related to accessing affordable housing, mass transit and essential services. Below is a brief summary of top line findings. For more information, download the complete Equity Atlas.
- Low income and other economically disadvantaged populations in many parts of the region cannot currently take advantage of affordable transit choices to access opportunities.
- Many of the regionís affordable housing units are located near current or future transit stations, but increased demand for living near transit may cause gentrification and displacement pressures.
- Investment in last-mile connections, like bike and walking paths or shuttle services, is much-needed as they are essential to make transit a viable transportation alternative for people.
- Opportunities and resources in the Denver region are dispersed throughout many communities, and people need good transportation infrastructure to increase access all goods and services.
- The Denver region has a tremendous opportunity to increase transportation options through the current transit expansion.
- The full buildout of the regional transit network will improve access to opportunities for low income and other economically disadvantaged populations.