Resources for neighbors:
Issues with excessive speed:
[email protected] – to request a traffic speed trailer to monitor speeds on a street in the neighborhood. Or contact Dennis Thompson of the Neighborhood Enforcement Team by email or 720-337-1030.
Issues with vehicles idling:
“Puffing” is illegal and unwise.
Issues with vehicles blocking your driveway:
If a vehicle is blocking your driveway, call DPD non-emergency 720-913-2000 (unless it truly is an emergency!) to report it and have the vehicle ticketed and even towed. It is a painful lesson to be learned but will reinforce the message to be mindful of where you park.
Issues with abandoned vehicles:
If you would like to report a vehicle as abandoned, please call 720-865-0471 and leave the following information:
– Address where the vehicle is located
– Description of vehicle including make, model, year and color of the vehicle
– License plate number of the vehicle
A deputy will respond to the location of the reported abandoned vehicle and post it with an “Abandoned Vehicle Warning”. After 72 hours, if the vehicle has not been moved at least 100ft., the vehicle will be impounded as abandoned.
How to get involved and active in mobility issues as they impact your neighborhood:
For neighbors interested in public policy and activism on multi-modal transit issues, there are many advocacy groups working in this area. Here are some of our favorites.
Denver INC Transportation Committee
Denver Streets Partnership
WalkDenver & BikeDenver
Pedestrian Safety When Walking in the Dark
- Be safe and be seen: make yourself visible to drivers.
- Wear bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials.
- Cross the street in a well-lit area at night.
- Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
- Don’t assume vehicles will stop. Make eye contact with drivers.
- Don’t rely solely on pedestrian signals. Look before you cross the road.
- Cross streets at marked crosswalks or intersections, if possible.
- Watch for turning vehicles. Make sure the driver sees you and will stop for you.
- Look across ALL lanes you must cross and visually clear each lane before proceeding.
- Don’t wear headphones or talk on a cell phone while crossing.
There are two groups of neighbors working on Traffic and Parking issues within the Hilltop neighborhood:
- The Traffic Committee of the Civic Association works on Parking and Traffic issues that are neighborhood specific. Our committee is currently recruiting new volunteers, please contact us at [email protected]
- The CBHD Traffic, Parking and Bicycle Subcommittee is comprised of representatives from each of the neighborhoods adjacent to the 9+CO redevelopment project.
CBHD Traffic, Pedestrian and Bicycle Subcommittee
- To work with and through the CBHD, city representatives, city traffic specialists and developer to preserve and enhance neighborhood street safety during and after neighborhood development, including the Alliance and 9+CO project.
- To work with the city and developer to identify and develop safe school, pedestrian and bicycle corridors through neighborhoods adjacent to the 9th and Colorado development.
- To collect and communicate neighborhood concerns and ideas to CBHD, City transportation specialists, and other appropriate parties.
- To monitor for traffic/parking issues and problems. Assist in collecting data where appropriate. Review development and traffic plans for traffic/parking impacts. Communicate comments and concerns to appropriate parties.
- To help identify and secure any possible funding or resources that could help support safe school, bicycle, and pedestrian routes, as well as other neighborhood traffic safety problems
Hilltop Safer Streets Project
CBHD TPB 7-7-2016
CBHD TPB 5-4-2016
CBHD TPB 10-12-2015
CBHD TPB – Survey
9th & Colorado Traffic Survey Results
CBHD TPB Progress summary