New Car Share Program Lands in North Denver
Denver residents have a new option to get around with the arrival of Free2Move car share.
After the departure of Car2Go in late 2019, North Denver has been without a large-scale free floating car share program. Free2Move plans to have around 160 Jeeps in Denver, and 38 of them were located throughout North Denver on a recent night in early February. Residents can rent the brand new Jeep Renegades by the minute, hour, or day. Costs to rent the small SUVs start at about 49 cents per minute for short rentals or $69 per day. The cars can be opened via the company’s smart phone app, and the rental can be ended anywhere within their designated area in Denver and parked on the street. Their rental area is bordered by Sheridan Boulevard on the west and 41st Avenue on the north. The company, based in Europe, manages about 450,000 vehicles worldwide. More details are on their website at free2move.com/en-US/free-floating-car-sharing.
Sunnyside Conservation Overlay Moving Forward
By David Sabados
A proposal to restrict certain home forms is moving to the next phase of consideration. The Sunnyside Conservation Overlay was created by members of the Sunnyside United Neighbors registered neighborhood organization (RNO) and is being sponsored by Councilwoman Amanda P. Sandoval. The proposal includes multiple elements, such as requiring covered porches, brick or brick-like materials, and restricting the maximum height and square footage of homes. The overlay would potentially ban “wedding cake” style single family homes and duplexes that have become increasingly common across North Denver. Sandoval’s office has sent the proposal to the Community Planning and Development department for the city, which will review it and give time for more community input before City Council would potentially vote on the overlay. For more details on the overlay, check out the full article in the July 2021 edition of The Denver North Star https://www.denvernorthstar.com/a-question-of-character-as-overlays-become-more-common-who-should-decide-how-a-community-should-look/