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Winna MacLaren
Public Relations Coordinator
(303) 480-6743

wmaclaren@drcog.org

Steve Erickson
Director, Communications and Marketing
(303) 480-6716

Comments sought on draft Active Transportation Plan

DRCOG is excited to share a draft of the metro area’s first-ever regional active transportation plan. The Active Transportation Plan envisions a safe, comfortable and connected network, and highlights opportunities and implementation strategies to improve active transportation across the Denver region. Comments from the public are being accepted through Nov. 25; find information about how to submit comments here

Applications sought for fiscal year 2019 station area and urban center planning funds

DRCOG is currently seeking applications for station area master plans and urban center studies. These planning actions create local visions and action strategies that ultimately assist in the implementation of Metro Vision, the region’s long-range plan for growth and development.

Medicare open enrollment

The open enrollment period for Medicare has begun. Between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, Medicare users looking to make changes to their coverage can compare plans and adjust to better meet their current circumstances.

Lifelong Colorado Initiative launches

On Sept. 18 Colorado became the third state in the nation to be designated as age-friendly, joining AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. The recognition comes as part of the state’s introduction of Lifelong Colorado, an initiative that addresses the challenges of a growing population of older Coloradans. It aims to significantly increase the number of age-friendly cities and counties in Colorado.

Accountable Health Communities advisory board seeks new member

The DRCOG Accountable Health Communities (AHC) program is looking for a person with Medicaid to serve as a member of our advisory board. Becoming a member of our advisory board gives you the opportunity to share your insight and experience receiving services from health care providers and other organizations that you use to support your well-being. We need your unique perspective involving healthcare and community-based services.

Mobility Choice Blueprint

Mobility Choice Blueprint has launched a new website! The Mobility Choice Blueprint is a collaborative strategy to help the metro Denver region identify how to best prepare for and invest in the rapidly changing technology that is revolutionizing transportation mobility. A unique planning and funding partnership of  DRCOG, CDOT, RTD, and the Denver Metro Chamber is creating the Blueprint – a coordinated strategic direction for the evolving mobility of the region related to walking, bicycling, driving, and transit.

Bike to Work Day participants biked the distance around the Earth - 25 times over

Residents in the metro area enjoyed a greener two-wheeled commute as an estimated 35,277 riders traveled 623,705 miles – or 25 times around planet Earth - on Wednesday, June 27 for the region’s Bike to Work Day. This year’s Bike to Work Day highlights include:

Office relocation

DRCOG is in its new office location at 1001 17th Street, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202. If you plan to attend a meeting at the DRCOG office, please check the event calendar for meeting room location and contact us for transit and parking information.

Join 35,000 riders for a greener, healthier commute on Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day is coming up on Wednesday, June 27. If you’re new to bike commuting or need a little motivation to get back in the game, this is the day to make it happen.

Active Transportation Plan Survey

We want to know how people throughout the region feel about getting around using sidewalks, paths and trails in their communities as we work cooperatively with a wide range of partners to put together a regional Active Transportation Plan. Please take and share our survey in English bit.ly/drcog18op and Spanish bit.ly/drcog18sp.