When the need for more socially distanced outdoor spaces became pressing, the city of Denver delivered with a slew of new, car-free streets. Although they were a temporary promise, these open spaces just might serve as a wake-up call for how the Mile High City could reimagine safer and more equitable streets.
From COVID-19 to increased scrutiny, there was no shortage of things that made it difficult to operate an election in 2020. But with the help of a few pandemic-friendly tweaks, Colorado’s existing system proved it was up to the task.
Coloradans took to the streets this year to fight against police brutality and structural racism. But 2020 didn’t make it easy, as advocacy organizations were forced to adjust how they planned protests.