Stakeholder Spotlight — City of Lakewood

April 11, 2023

Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado is excit­ed to share one of our Com­mu­ni­ty Part­ners, the City of Lake­wood! Lake­wood is one of Denver’s largest sub­urbs with close to 156,000 res­i­dents, over 7,000 acres of parks and open spaces, and 240 miles of trails and shared-use paths. The City of Lake­wood cur­rent­ly has a 10-year Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Plan con­sist­ing of var­i­ous goals, with quite a few regard­ing sus­tain­able trans­porta­tion. Lake­wood is proud to be one of the first front-range com­mu­ni­ties to adopt EV readi­ness require­ments in zon­ing and build­ing codes, with the instal­la­tion of one of their first pub­lic charg­ing sta­tions more than 10 years ago! Lake­wood believes that elec­tri­fy­ing vehi­cles is just one piece of the over­all pic­ture of tran­si­tion­ing to a more sus­tain­able trans­porta­tion system.

Christy Cer­rone, Sus­tain­able Neigh­bor­hood Pro­gram Coor­di­na­tor, works with the City to imple­ment projects, work­shops, and activ­i­ties to help make their neigh­bor­hoods more sus­tain­able and vibrant places to live. The City of Lake­wood works togeth­er with Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado for events like the Lake­wood Earth Day Cel­e­bra­tion, coor­di­nat­ing the Elec­tric Trans­porta­tion Hub where Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado vol­un­teers show­case and share their elec­tric vehi­cles and e‑bikes along­side ride-and-dri­ves for atten­dees to test dri­ve a vari­ety of elec­tric vehi­cles. Last year near­ly 3,000 peo­ple attend­ed the Earth Day Cel­e­bra­tion, and the Elec­tric Trans­porta­tion Hub was one of the biggest high­lights of the day!

Christy expressed that, “Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado helps us pro­vide edu­ca­tion for the pub­lic at events like the Earth Day Cel­e­bra­tion, and also sup­ports strate­gic plan­ning and pol­i­cy devel­op­ment by con­nect­ing us with peers across the region to devel­op and iden­ti­fy best prac­tices, access data, and hear updates on pol­i­cy changes oth­er com­mu­ni­ties are imple­ment­ing.  We appre­ci­ate the net­work and sup­port that we have through Dri­ve Elec­tric Colorado.”

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