The 11th Annual Tasty Colfax, hosted by the Bluebird Business Improvement District, took over the streets once again on Tuesday, July 23rd to help showcase all that Colfax Avenue has to offer. Over 500 people hit the streets between Josephine and Cook on this one-of-a-kind walking restaurant tour of this eclectic Denver neighborhood.
The weather was perfect for mingling with neighbors and new and old friends alike. Everyone ate until their bellies were full, listened to live music and saw a different kind of Colfax with the addition of the traffic calming demonstration.
The pop-up traffic calming demonstration took place at one of Colfax’s busiest and most dangerous pedestrian intersections. The demonstration was possible thanks to a grant from Vision Zero, awarded to Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN). WalkDenver helped manage the project and assisted in the development, administration and support of the program.
Overall the demonstration was a huge success. People slowed down and our streets were safer during those three hours for those that live, work, play, commute and WALK in theBluebird District. The traffic calming pop-up closed down the median and the parking lane between Madison and Monroe, added a pretty parklet with temporary planters and seating area, a pedestrian crosswalk with crossing guards, a bike valet thanks to Wish for Wheels, tires, cones, traffic flaggers and volunteers in bright colored shirts!
Tasty Colfax would not be possible without the incredible participating businesses that open their doors: Annie’s Café, Atomic Cowboy, Bastien’s, Cerebral Brewing, Fat Sully’s, Denver Biscuit Co., Goosetown, Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli, Hooked on Colfax, Kitchen Table Café, Lula Rose General Store, Machete Tequila & Tacos, Mezcal, Middleman, Q House Denver, Saucy Bombay, Trattoria Stella’s, Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs, The Goods, To The Wind Bistro, Tommy’s Thai, Coloradical, and SIE Film Center.
Thanks to the support of the Tasty Colfax Community Sponsors: Rosen Properties, and Groundswell Cannabis Boutique by Lova. Thank you additionally to our partners on theTasty Colfax Traffic Calming Demonstration: Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN), WalkDenver, Vision Zero and Wish for Wheels and finally to Tiger Kim’s Taekwondo Academy. More photos to come – see you next year!