Glendale Riverwalk HIA

Location Glendale Colorado
Organization Tri-County Health Department

The Tri-County Health Department, in collaboration with the City of Glendale and Communities Putting Prevention to Work, conducted an HIA on the Glendale Riverwalk, a 1.5 million square foot commercial and entertainment complex in Colorado. The HIA focused on active transit in the city of Glendale-particularly walkability, bikeability and public transit usage-as it relates to the Riverwalk development. The HIA found that while Glendale has the potential to be a walkable and bikeable city, participation in active transportation is hampered by large blocks, lack of bike lanes and lack of connection from the Cherry Creek Trail to the rest of the community. The HIA made several recommendations including planning and implementing a complete sidewalk network, placing bike lanes on major streets leading to the Cherry Creek Trail, installing bike lanes on key connecting streets, instituting traffic calming measures on key streets, encouraging way-finding with signs, maps and landscape cues for pedestrians, and ensuring that infrastructure improvements near transit stops and public transportation stations are prioritized to address the increased demand for public transit usage to and from the Riverwalk.

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HIA Website: http://glendalehia.wordpress.com/
Organization Website: http://www.tchd.org/
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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2012, March
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Transportation
  • Organization Type Government Agency