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We can all make a positive impact on Colorado’s air.
It really is that simple.

Simple Steps​

Cutting back on car trips and other clean air actions may be simpler than you think.

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Follow us on Youtube. Get quick information on our region’s air quality and watch everyday Coloradans as they #JustSkip2.



Find out how you can join the challenge to skip 2 car trips each week.

Simple Steps​

Cutting back on car trips and other clean air actions may be simpler than you think! Learn more about simple steps for better air you can take today.


Zero Fare for Youth is a one-year pilot program that aims to enhance the lives of RTD customers and communities by reducing transportation costs for families.


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Simple Steps. Better Air.

Simple Steps. Better Air. is a public awareness and outreach program created by the Regional Air Quality Council to educate residents in the greater Denver Metropolitan area about ground-level ozone pollution and actions to improve air quality.

See How Coloradans #JustSkip2 With Electric Bikes

Replacing car trips with two electric bikes was great fun for this Colorado couple.


Regional Air Quality Council

Our Programs

The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) is the lead air quality planning agency for the nine-county Denver Metro/North Front Range Ozone Nonattainment Area. The RAQC works to improve air quality and protect Colorado’s health, environment and economy through planning, policy development, program implementation and a variety of outreach and education efforts.

Mow Down Pollution

Lawn mower exchange program

AQ Planning

Ensuring compliance with federal air quality standards

Charge Ahead Colorado

Funding for electric vehicles and charging stations

Alt Fuels Colorado

Funding for alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure support