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Federal Boulevard improvements planned by CDOT, city of Denver

Posted at 4:30 AM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 07:57:05-05

DENVER -- WalkDenver wants your input on how to improve safety on Federal Boulevard.

"The community has been asking for the city to pay more attention to this street for a very long time," said Jill Locantore, the executive director of WalkDenver. "It's very dangerous and has a high fatality rate, but it also serves as the main street for all people who live and work along that corridor."

A report from WalkDenver found that 22 percent of the fatal pedestrian crashes in Denver between 2012 and 2017 happened on Federal Boulevard.

Locantore said CDOT is adding medians along Federal Boulevard to calm traffic and the city of Denver is adding trees and other greenery. While the city's project is in place to manage storm water, Locantore said the changes will make Federal more pleasant for pedestrians.

Now, WalkDenver wants your input on future improvements.

"We have an online survey where people can come and vote on the types of improvements they want to see -- trees, benches, art, better pedestrian lighting -- we want to hear from the community," Locantore said.

The survey is on WalkDenver's website. It asks specifically about the area of South Federal Boulevard between Alameda and Mississippi.