Volunteers are critical to our program! Because we know that traffic in both Denver and Colorado Springs is getting more difficult, we’ve compiled a list of traffic-beating resources to help you avoid potential traffic snags, find alternate routes, and make it to your shift on time.
Try downloading one of these apps for your phone to get real-time traffic and road information:
- Waze: Waze is a GPS navigation software that works on smartphones and tablets with GPS support. Users share real-time traffic and road info, so the app finds the quickest route to your destination and provides turn-by-turn navigation.
- Google Maps: Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets, real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle, or public transportation
- Mapquest: Get step-by-step driving directions to your destination. Avoid traffic by using optimized routes
- C-DOT (Colorado Department of Transportation): You can find cameras, alerts, and details on roadwork on their website. You can also sign up to receive text or email alerts about the roads and areas relevant to you.
There’s also the option to carpool with other volunteers on your shift, ride your bike (the South Platte River Trail connects right behind our Denver office!), or take an Uber or Lyft. If you have other ideas, please email Mark. We’d love to help you find the easiest way to get to your volunteer shift!