On Eighth Avenue between 42nd Street and 43rd Street, DOT repurposed a parking lane so pedestrians and cyclists don't have to fight over scraps of street space.
The "sidewalks" are actually just street space that's been separated from traffic with "curb stops" (low-lying concrete barriers).
Right now Denver's bond includes just $30.7 million dollars for sidewalks, meaning KC's bond outspends Denver's 5 to 1 on the most basic form of transportation infrastructure.
The allocation to sidewalks might be less of a problem if Denver had a policy and a funding stream that treated sidewalks as fundamental infrastructure instead of a special treat for lucky neighborhoods. But that's not the case.
For the cost of widening 56th Avenue for three miles, the city could build 67 miles of protected bike lanes and 90 miles of sidewalks. Oh well.
It's unfortunate that building basic walking infrastructure like sidewalks — on city-owned property nonetheless — constitutes news. But that's just where Denver is right now.