Travel Training: Lyft Shared Scooters and Discounts

Join Mile High Connects, DRMAC and Lyft to learn about how to get around the Denver Metro area safely, knowledgably, and affordably. Latoya Prante will walk us through the various ways to get around, and how to plan your trips. This is the final training of six in a series.

In this session, you will learn:
– Lyft shared scooters
– How to download the Lyft app
– How to purchase / unlock shared scooters
– How to safely ride a scooter
– Lyft area restrictions
– Lyft discount Community Pass program

Please register for this event by clicking on the website URL below.

Travel Training: How to Ride RTD

Join Mile High Connects & DRMAC to learn about how to get around the Denver Metro area safely, knowledgably, and affordably. Latoya Prante will walk us through the various ways to get around, and how to plan your trips. This is the fifth training of six in a series.

In this session, you will learn:
– A review of how to purchase tickets
– How to board RTD buses & trains
– How to use RTD bike racks
– Fare inspections
– Bus & train safety

Please register for this event by clicking on the website URL below.

Travel Training: RTD ‘LiVE’ – How to Use

Join Mile High Connects & RTD to learn how to use your discount LiVE card once you have been approved for the program and your card has been mailed to you. This is the fourth training of six in a series.

In this session, you will learn:
– What the LiVE discount program is
– What to expect once you have submitted your LiVE application
– What you do once you receive the LiVE card & how to use
– How to replace your LiVE card

Please register for this event by clicking on the website URL below.

Travel Training: RTD ‘LiVE’ – How to Apply

Join Mile High Connects & Denver Human Services to learn more about RTD’s income-eligible discount program, LiVE. David Taylor of DHS will walk us through how to know if you’re eligible for LiVE, what documentation you need to apply, and how to complete the application process. This is the third training of six in a series.

In this session, you will learn:
– What the LiVE discount program is
– LiVE Eligibility
– LiVE Application Requirements
– How to Apply for LiVE

Please register for this event by clicking on the website URL below.

Travel Training: RTD Fares and Ticketing

Join Mile High Connects & DRMAC to learn about how to get around the Denver Metro area safely, knowledgably, and affordably. Latoya Prante will walk us through the various ways to get around, and how to plan your trips. This is the second training of six in a series.

In this session, you will learn:
– Fares, fare zones and costs
– RTD discount programs
– How to purchase tickets
– How to use the RTD ticketing app

Please register by clicking on the website URL below.

Travel Training: Intro to RTD

Join Mile High Connects and Denver Regional Mobility Access Council (DRMAC) to learn:

  • What is RTD?
  • How to plan a trip
  • How to read a schedule
  • How to find a bus or train
  • How to stay safe

Please register by clicking the website URL below.

Get on the Bus: Transit Justice Forum

With a new President, Congress, and transportation secretary, the discussion around the future of public transit has dramatically shifted since the beginning of the year and we feel optimistic about future funding. But what happens if transit agencies, like our own Regional Transportation District, do get a significant influx of funding? Will we see transit agencies continue spending money on shiny, expensive capital projects that serve a fraction of the population? Or will transit agencies prioritize ridership by making cost-effective investments – like expanded bus service – that will quickly boost access to frequent, reliable transit service?

Join us for a community conversation with thought leaders, transit users, advocates and decision makers to imagine what is possible for with a significant amount of federal funding for transit in our region.

Bike Mobility Across Denver + Mexico City

Denver_portal: Ciclovías: Bike Mobility Across the Americas

Join 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 city's mobility needs. The Denver_portal programming is a collaboration between the Biennial of the Americas and Shared_Studios. Moderator: Deyanira “Deya” Zavala (Denver, CO) Executive Director, Mile High Connects As Executive Director, Deyanira Zavala leads the development and implementation of Mile High Connects’ strategic direction. She is responsible for fundraising and relationship management to advance the Mile High Connects collective priorities. Prior to joining Mile High Connects, Deyanira dedicated her career to supporting aspiring Black, Latinx and immigrant entrepreneurs in Colorado and Texas as a pathway to community asset & wealth building. She also brings national experience having worked with NALCAB- National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, where she facilitated a variety of community economic development projects in support of member organizations, including resource development and capacity building activities. Deyanira is the first in her family to graduate from high school and college, holding a Masters of Public Administration from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Arlington. Deyanira is trained Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitator and alumni of the NALCAB Fellowship and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Elevate Fellowship programs. She currently serves on the RTD Accountability Committee, Reimagine RTD Community Advisory Group, and the Denver COVID-19 Mobility Task Force. Jill Locantore (Denver, CO) Executive Director, Denver Streets Partnership Jill Locantore is Executive Director of the Denver Streets Partnership, a coalition of community groups advocating for people-friendly streets. Previously, Jill was the Executive Director of the pedestrian advocacy organization WalkDenver, which merged with Bicycle Colorado in 2020 to fully staff the Denver Streets Partnership as a division of Bicycle Colorado focused on reclaiming Denver’s streets for people. Jill also worked previously for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments where she supported regional efforts to coordinate land use and transportation planning. Throughout her planning career, Jill has focused on the intersection of land use and transportation with environmental sustainability, economic development, public health, and social justice issues, and has built a reputation as an important advocate and spokesperson for human-centered transportation and its key role in building healthy communities. Jill has a Masters degree in community planning from the University of Maryland, as well as a Masters degree in cognitive psychology from the University of Toronto. Areli Carreón (Mexico City, Mexico) Areli is a longtime activist and a founder of Bicitekas A.C., an organization that promotes the use of bicycles in Mexico City and lobbies for policy change around cycling and urban mobility. Areli studied Rural Development at the UAM Xochimilco She’s an environmentalist, founding member of Bicitekas A.C. and currently serves as the “Bike Mayor” of #CDMX, an honorary position created by the Dutch innovation lab BYCS in order to promote cycling around the world. Their goal is to create a network of 100 bicycle mayors who shift urban traveling to more than 50% by bike by the year 2030. Ivan de la Lanza (Mexico City, Mexico) Iván is the Active Mobility Manager at WRI México - Ciudades. He’s in charge of supplying technical advice and managing the cities for the development of pedestrian projects, cycling, and micro-mobility, as part of the integrated transportation network, public spaces recovery, and safety. Previously, he was the Manager of Culture, Design and Cycling Infrastructure in CDMX, an area specifically created for the implementation of the Bicycle Mobility Strategy, which was responsible for the implementation of the system of public bikes EcoBici, the building of ciclovias and bike parking, as well as operating the “Sunday Ride” and “Bike Schools”. He has a Degree in Administration at the UVM and has participated as a panelist in several forums and international conferences. See Less

Posted by Biennial of the Americas on Thursday, August 13, 2020

Mile High Connects & local partner Denver Streets Partnership joined Biennial of the Americas and Shared Studios for a special conversation on “Ciclovias” and mobility models from across the Americas. Share what you learned from the session with us!

City Council Public Hearing for Comprehensive Plan 2040 & Blueprint Denver

Denver City Council’s Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee reviewed Comprehensive Plan 2040 and Blueprint Denver at its meeting yesterday and voted unanimously to advance both of the plans to the full City Council.

Council is now scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote on adoption of the plans at its meeting on Monday, April 22.

City Council Public Hearing for Comprehensive Plan 2040 and Blueprint Denver

5:30 p.m., Monday, April 22

City and County Building, Council Chambers (#451)

1437 Bannock St., Denver

 

Members of the public may continue to share thoughts on the plans electronically ahead of time or in person at the City Council public hearing.

  • Email comments to blueprint@denvergov.org. Comments received by noon on Thursday, April 18 will be included in the staff report submitted to council members.
  • Email comments to dencc@denvergov.org. Comments received by 3 p.m. on Monday, April 22 will be forwarded to all council members.

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