Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC) Transportation Committee – September 10th, 2020

The INC Transportation Committee met on September 10th from 6:30pm-8:00pm. CALC gave a quick presentation of their upcoming 3rd Annual Denver Streets for People Summit, Sept 16-19th. It will be a four-day conference that will explore opportunities and resources, consider best practices from around the world, and engage decision-makers, implementers, and each other towards action that encourages walking, biking, rolling, and taking transit. Kate Williams from DRMAC gave a short presentation on DRMAC and the Metro Area Travel Training program that will be available in person and virtually. Ashley Doty, also from DRMAC, gave a brief overview of the Getting There App, a paratransit app designed for older adults and individuals with disabilities. The app is designed to find transit providers who fit the needs of the user. Zack Wallace, DOTI Associate City Planner, gave a presentation on the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan Proposal. Citywide goals included: 30% of commuters will be biking, walking, or taking transit by 2030, 80% reduction of emissions by 2030, and zero traffic deaths by 2030. TDM could also help with accessibility, congestion due to growth in population, and health benefits by using active transportation. The meeting was wrapped up by Angie Rivera-Malpiede, RTD Board Chair. She went over the current transportation deficit with COVID and what safety measures are being taken on public transit.