Advocates and Leaders Discuss Transit’s Role in Economic Recovery

Mile High Connects and Denver Streets Partnership hosted Transit is the Future: Denver Transit Justice Forum, a panel discussion with elected officials and area leaders on the importance of public transit as a critical piece in reconstructing a more equitable, resilient, and sustainable economy. Framing the conversation, Downtown Denver Partnership President and CEO Tami Door […]


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Making Change With Community

Mile High Connects’ executive director joined Power Station with Anne Pasmanick, a national podcast, to highlight the work of our Collaborative. From our early days promoting transit oriented development to our work advocating for an equitable COVID recovery, this interview is a thank you to the nonprofits and organizers leading our work and the important […]


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Connect to…Your Ballot

As the smoke from our state’s wildfires reaches the Denver metro region & with COVID-19 cases on the rise, understanding what’s on the ballot and how it impacts our ability to create and maintain safe, healthy homes is more critical than ever. That’s why Mile High Connects and Metro Denver Nature Alliance joined together to […]


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Bike Mobility Across Denver + Mexico City

Denver_portal: Ciclovías: Bike Mobility Across the AmericasJoin us for another episode of Denver_portal programming as we explore “Ciclovías”–urban bike lane infrastructure–and other mobility models from across the Americas. Learn how places like Mexico City are leading the way in pedestrian and bike lane expansion projects and how Denver leaders are getting creative to meet our […]


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The Acute Meets The Chronic: The Work of Our Collaborative in 2020

Our Program Update, July 2020: COVID-19 has acutely demonstrated that everyone needs to live in safe and healthy communities – communities that advance economic opportunity, prevent residential, commercial and cultural displacement, build on local assets, promote mobility and connectivity, and enable equitable access to planning, development, and decision-making. Our work now is to collaboratively navigate […]


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The Power of an Organized Community

Community has a central stake and role to play in its own wellbeing, from community participation in climate action to addressing socio-economic distress, and now, to mitigating the multi-dimensional consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. As communities tackle the challenges brought forth by the health crisis, there is much to be gained from unlocking the democratic […]


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Reimagining Our Future

A Message From Deya Dear Friends and Allies: I must admit, as I sit with the events of the last several months – from pandemic to protest – I am struggling to find the words to convey the cascade of emotions I feel. The steady increase of Coronavirus cases in my home state of Texas […]


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Equity Is Action

To the Mile High Connects Community, Like Deya, I too have struggled to find words to express my feelings over the last three months. They started in fear and frustration at the outset of COVID-19, and turned to grief, anger, and sadness in the wake of the murders of Elijah McClain, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, […]


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Responding to COVID-19’s Stressors: Our low-income workers and entrepreneurs need us – now more than ever

By Deyanira Zavala, Executive Director This week has been a whirlwind of activity as Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) continues to dominate headlines and our meeting agendas. Community organizers, nonprofits, and others in our network are responding with tremendous heart and courage. They are issuing calls to action in support of protecting our front line […]


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Leadership Transitions at Mile High Connects

Dear Partners, I am announcing today that I am stepping down as Executive Director of Mile High Connects effective April 5th. In my nearly two years with the Mile High Connects team, we have realized our long-term goal of achieving affordable transit for the region, facilitated meaningful conversations around racial equity with the City and […]


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