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Jefferson Park Day Community Clean-up & Celebration – Many thanks to all who participated in JPUN’s 17th annual Neighborhood Clean Up. It was a great way to meet your neighbors while doing something tangible to help your neighborhood. Participants fueled up for a morning of labor with breakfast burritos from Araujo’s and got their java fix from 2914 Coffee. Thanks to Leslie Twarogowski and Federal BID who helped coordinate the food and drink. Denver Public Works and Denver Park and Rec provided shovels, rakes, trash grabbers, buckets, brooms, trash bags, gloves and vests. You just had to provide a willingness to help and so many people did. Participants even got a mimosa courtesy of Sartos at the Farm and Flea event. The Broncos Stadium District Management provided a gator and employees to help with our efforts.  Additionally, JPUN would like to thank Robert Caskey, Phil Arroyo and Mike O’Brien for lending their trucks for trash pickup and our Queen of Clean, Kym Foster, who once again chaired the event. The event was so popular that JPUN is considering a possible cleanup day in the Fall. If interested in helping, please email info@jpun.org

City Unveils Bike Lane Options for 23rd Ave – Denver Public Works (DPW) hosted an open house on design alternatives for the High Comfort Bike Lane along W. 23rd Ave. and Water St. from Federal to Speer.  The meeting, held on May 30th in Jefferson Park at the Denver Elks Lodge, showcased three options for the proposed high comfort bikeway and solicited the public’s input. A high comfort bikeway is a dedicated path for bicyclists to travel along on a street that provides a buffer of protection between them and passing traffc. There are a variety of methods for these physical barriers between the rider and cars, such as planters, curbs, parked cars, or vertical posts. DPW distributed door hangers along the length of the affected corridor to residents and businesses inviting them to attend the public meeting. For those who were unable to attend the latest meeting, DPW is collecting feedback regarding the project up until June 10th.  You can follow this link and specify the W. 23rd Ave project: https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/bicycling-in-denver/infrastructure/protected-bike-lanes.html

I-25 Central Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study – There will be an I-25 Central PEL Public Meeting Thursday, June 6 from 5:30-7:30 at Riverside Church.  For more information on the PEL please visit the Project Site: https://www.codot.gov/projects/i-25-santa-fe-20th-street-pel

Become a Part of the Story – We are always looking for content for our newsletter, please send any pet of the month, neighbor of the month, picture this photos, and general stories to newsletter@jpun.org.

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