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Old 12-14-2014, 10:59 AM
 
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Fair enough, maybe I caught the route on a bad day.
Well, the route is pretty much straight down I-70. That's a tour of the worst neighborhoods in Denver and some warehouse/industrial districts including a dog-food factory, an oil refinery, Denver Wastewater Treatment, etc.

I'll just point out that Travel And Leisure Magazine does a yearly survey of travelers and residents about the cleanliness of 35 US metropolitan areas. It's not a scientific study of how much trash actually fouls the streets, but a survey of how clean a city is in the eyes of travelers and the residents of the city. Denver is always among the cleanest (FYI: Atlanta is always one of the 10 ten dirtiest).

For instance, last year Denver was ranked the 3rd cleanest in the US, Atlanta was the 8th Dirtiest.

America's Favorite Cities 2013 - Quality of Life and Visitor Experience - Cleanliness | Travel + Leisure

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I was also going to ask about the haze, but thought it may be my imagination.
By virtue of Denver's geography - at the base of a mountain range - it's subject to regular temperature inversions that trap air pollution.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:13 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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That "path" from the airport to Union Station is also known as I-70. I haven't noticed a lot of trash along that "path" but I suppose it's possible on any given day. I've been to a lot of cities in the US and I'd say that Denver is one of the cleanest that I've seen.

That must have been a relief. Imagine how shocking it would have been to have purchased and airline ticket to Denver only to end up in Chicago.
LOL, Miss Terri!

I agree with the bold. In addition, when my parents would come here from Pittsburgh, they always remarked about how clean Denver was. Pittsburgh is probably on the list of the most trashy. But really, I've never heard anyone, either here or IRL, say Denver is trashed out before.

It would probably be good for you to be here for more than 24 hours before making suggestions as to how the city can be improved, OP.

I generally like these "see ourselves as others see us" posts, but I've never seen one that called Denver "trashy" before.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:30 AM
 
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Growing up in ATL, I feel qualified to answer. Interstate traffic in ATL is routenly interrupted by furniture, ladders, and other large objects falling onto the freeways. It was a daily occurrence. Thank goodness Denver doesn't seem to be plagued by this.

If the OP would have compare Denver to Minneapolis or Seattle, I would agree we have a problem. Atlanta? No way.

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Old 12-14-2014, 11:31 AM
 
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You people are being rude. The OP isn't allowed to say one negative thing about your city? Well let me give you a little reality check:

-Your grass is brown.
-Your too far away from the mountains.
-Your downtown is dead.
-Full of a bunch of artsy-fartsy liberals, yet your city is smoggy and polluted.
-Pot heads.

I do have some positives about Denver, however you will need to earn them through respect.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:39 AM
 
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: 2 blocks from bay in L.I, NY
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Default Are you sure you were in Colorado?

Non-Denver resident here but have family there and visit as often as I can.

Is there more than one Denver such as a Denver, IL (or Denver, AL or some place)? The Denver, CO that I know has never, ever, ever been seen by myself or family to have major streets littered with trash. One of the cleanest cities in the country and Colorado is one of the cleanest states. Glad you liked downtown and the people you've met so far. I love downtown and the people too! I agree the people are eclectic, very likeable, easy to converse with, and friendly without being too inquisitive/nosy like in the south.
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:01 PM
 
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Once in a while a truck without a tarp on it will spew trash all over the place....could've been that day.

The Denver I know is clean. Having spent a lifetime in the freight / cargo biz, all those warehouse are like toy stores to me, and those refineries are the strength of the Yankee Dollar (and my IRA account).

I HEART ALL OF IT.

Now, let's get on to the part about the suburbs....new opinions are always welcome on this site.....
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:10 PM
 
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Agree with Mike. When I drive I70/I270, I see jobs, revenue (for business and gov't), food, and fuel. All the things we need as a city and region.
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:13 PM
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Non-Denver resident here but have family there and visit as often as I can.

Is there more than one Denver such as a Denver, IL (or Denver, AL or some place)? The Denver, CO that I know has never, ever, ever been seen by myself or family to have major streets littered with trash. One of the cleanest cities in the country and Colorado is one of the cleanest states. Glad you liked downtown and the people you've met so far. I love downtown and the people too! I agree the people are eclectic, very likeable, easy to converse with, and friendly without being too inquisitive/nosy like in the south.
Here are some other Denvers:
Denver (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Denver, Illinois
Denver, Indiana
Denver, Iowa
Denver, Missouri
Denver, North Carolina
Denver, Ohio
Denver, Pennsylvania
Denver, West Virginia
Denver City, Texas
Denver Township, Richland County, Illinois
Denver Township, Isabella County, Michigan
Denver Township, Newaygo County, Michigan
Denver Township, Minnesota
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:31 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Pot heads are a positive, not a negative.
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