What do tech companies say is crucial to attracting and retaining employees? According to Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership, it’s bike lanes. She explains:
Ten years ago we never would have thought that walkability or bike lanes would be economic development tools…We’re working on the creation of a comprehensive protected bike lane plan for downtown…We would like to make bikes an integrated part of downtown. We want more people biking in the normal course of the day, not just because it’s a novelty, but that’s how they commute.
Door also mentioned that Denver is a huge magnet for Millenials, one group Montgomery County is trying to attract to the area. Interestingly, the county is also working to attract more cybersecurity companies.
Check out more about this topic on the Streetsblog website.