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Recycle Christmas Trees through Denver’s
Treecycle Program

Trees will be collected over two extended weekends in January

DENVER – ‘Tis almost time to give your Christmas tree a second life – recycle it through the Denver Public Works Treecycle program!  In Denver, trees will be collected over two extended weekends in January. People who participate in Treecycle are helping support the City’s goal of increasing its recycling rate to 34% or greater, as outlined in Mayor Hancock’s 2020 Sustainability Goals.

Here’s how to participate in the 2018 program:

  • On Friday, January 5 or Friday, January 12, Denver Solid Waste Management customers should set their trees out for collection at their normal trash set-out location no later than 7:00am.
  • Trees will be collected no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 8 or Monday, January 15.
  • Only real trees are accepted for recycling; no artificial or flocked trees.
  • Remove all decorations, lights, and tree stands.
  • Please set trees at least two feet away from trash, compost and recycling containers, cars, and other obstacles. Do not place trees inside bags or collection carts.

Denver residents who are unable to participate in Treecycle can recycle their trees for free at two drop-off locations through Wednesday, January 31:

It’s important for residents to keep in mind, extra trash crews will not collect trees before or during Treecycle.

All trees collected during Treecycle will be turned into mulch, which will be made available for free to Denver residents at the City’s annual Mulch Giveaway and Compost Sale in the spring!

For more information about Treecycle or drop-off locations and hours, please visit denvergov.org/treecycle.

Denver Moves: Pedestrians & Trails Prioritization Survey

The Denver Moves Pedestrians and Trail plan is looking for your feedback on how Denver should prioritize the construction of new trails and sidewalks. Your feedback helps the final document reflect the values of the people of Denver! Click here to take the survey.

 

image of Recycle Your Holiday Lights logo

Denver Recycles will collect and recycle holiday lights from November 15, 2017 to January 20, 2018 at the Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off. Incandescent, LED, and “icicle” light strings, along with wires and attached bulbs will all be accepted for recycling. No bubble (liquid-filled) or neon lights. All packaging material and bags must be removed from the light strands prior to recycling. Dont’ delay and bring us your old holiday lights today!

Have you seen the recent upgrades made to the
Washington Park Loop Road?

Lane re-configurations addressed congestion points that were prone to vehicle/bicycle/pedestrian conflicts, and now include a two-way pedestrian lane and two unidirectional lanes for wheel-based recreation.

Change can sometimes be uncomfortable, so in order to maintain the safety of all users on the roadway, increased park ranger patrols will be monitoring for compliance with park rules such as:

  • Speed limits: 15 miles per hour
  • Proper direction of travel
  • Correct lane usage

View the Loop Road project FAQ here. More details can be found here. Full citywide park rules and regulations can be found at www.denvergov.org/ParkRules

Pocketgov.com

Click here to view the Winter 2017 Activity Guide.

Let pocketgov help you take on living in the Mile High City! With the My Neighborhood tool from pocketgov.com, you can explore upcoming special events near you, like farmers’ markets and parades, and find the closest B-Cycle to get you there!

Interested in spending the day at your local pool or library instead? Use pocketgov’s Virtual Keychain feature to store your Denver Public Library, Recreation Center and MY Denver cards on any device for easy, on-the-go use.

Create a personalized profile with pocketgov today for direct access to all the Denver services, schedules, and information most important to you!  Get started with pocketgov.com.

There is always something going on at the library – book clubs, story times for babies and kids, knitting and gardening. And don’t forget you can check out books and DVD’s! To learn more, click here.

The Eugene Field Branch is located at 810 S. University Blvd. 80209 Phone: 720-865-0240

Hours: Mon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed:12-8 p.m. Thu: 12-8 p.m. Fri: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun: closed


DU Campus Master Plan

The University of Denver (DU) recently launched its Campus Master Plan process—a planning effort that will create a blueprint to guide the evolution of the physical and built environment on and around the campus.

This is a unique planning effort in that it will not only examine the campus, but also its edges. The goal is to promote greater interactions with neighboring communities, commercial areas and parks, as well as to improve transportation, pedestrian, and bicycling systems for the entire area.

You may have come to one of the kick-off open forums hosted at DU last month, which were attended by community members, students, faculty and staff. Throughout the planning process, DU will continue to work with the community to gather your ideas and vision for the future of the area.

After last month’s forums, DU released a survey to gather feedback on priorities for the kinds of spaces and places the community would like on and around campus, as well as ideas to support mobility and sustainability. Please take a few minutes to learn more about the project at impact.du.edu/master-plan and complete the survey.

The process will continue into early 2018 and there will be ongoing opportunities to provide input, attend forums and receive updates.

Denver Partners on New Tool for Easier, More Convenient Parking!

Denver– People parking in city-owned lots now have a new way to pay. Denver Public Works is partnering with Parkmobile, LLC, to allow commuters to use their smartphones to pay for off-street parking spaces and receive notifications when their time is expiring.

“Any hurdles associated with paying for parking impacts how quickly people can get to where they want to go,” said Cindy Patton, Parking and Mobility Services Manager for Denver Public Works. “This new technology will allow people to park, pay via their mobile device, and not be required to stop or wait in line at a pay station. We are excited to provide this new mobile payment option that provides greater customer service to our residents and visitors so they can get to and from their destinations more efficiently.”

To use the new Parkmobile system, customers must create an account using the free mobile app (available for iPhone and Android), online at www.parkmobile.com, or by calling the toll-free number posted at the participating lots. Mobile app users can submit payments by phone and receive expiration alerts, decreasing the chance of parking fines, as Right of Way Enforcement agents will be able to verify the payment wirelessly.

A nominal Parkmobile transaction fee is charged for each parking session, in addition to the regularly charged parking fees. The app will recognize a customer’s location, provide parking duration options, and complete the purchase.

Parkmobile will be offered at all seven of the surface public parking lots Denver Public Works manages. Most public parking lots are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Acme Lot – 1430 14th Street
  • Auraria Lot – 1310 Larimer Street
  • Bannock Lot – 1345 North Bannock Street
  • Chestnut Lot – 2004 Chestnut Place
  • Firehouse Lot – 1322 Blake Street
  • North Elati Lot – 1395 N. Elati Street (open nights and weekends only)
  • South Elati Lot – 1309 North Elati Street

About Parkmobile

Parkmobile, LLC, is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking and mobility related services.  The Parkmobile network spans across more than 2,000 locations, including 36 of the top 100 cities in the U.S.

 

Alley Art Continues to Make the News

Our neighborhood Bonnie Brae Alley Art Consortium continues to gain recognition for the unique, fun, different, entertaining Alley Art that they have been placing throughout the Bonnie Brae neighborhood.
The group even made the front page of the Denver Post back on  Feb. 8, 2010.  The very applicable headline, “Neighbors make mosaics for the Bonnie Brae area and end up piecing together a community.”

If you are interested in participating please visit www.bonniebraealleyart.com. You can also send an email to bbaa@bonniebraealleyart.com or call Wendy Lesko at 303-860-7075.