February 2016 Sustainability Wins Lunch and Learn: Where the Sidewalk Doesn't End
The Alliance Center
Denver, CO
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Shel Silverstein's poem "Where the Sidewalk Ends" evokes some of the reasons people enjoy walking: moving at 3 miles per hour is a great way to relax and connect with the people and places around you. Walking and walkable neighborhoods offer a wide range of benefits for public health, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity.  Yet a lack of sidewalks and other basic pedestrian infrastructure means that walking in many neighborhoods is unpleasant, inconvenient, or downright challenging.

Please join us on February 11th from 12-1pm when we will hear from WalkDenver's Jill Locantore and Denver Public Works'  Riley LaMie about pedestrian projects and initiatives that will help transform Denver and Colorado into the vision that Shel Silverstein wrote about.

Lunch provided by Serendipity Catering. Beverage service provided by Marley Coffee.


Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.
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The Alliance Center (View)
1536 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202
United States

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