Today’s Headlines

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  • Denver Post Loves Fiscally Meaningless Bike Tax Idea, Pigeonholes People Who Bike as “Hipsters”
  • …While State Sen. Ray Scott Retreats From the Idea After Backlash (9News)
  • There’s a Huge Urban-Rural Divide Between Colorado’s Front Range Economic Engine and Far-Flung Towns (DenPo)
  • Apparently Sentient Car Crashes Through Green Valley Ranch House (9News)
  • Denver Wants to House People in Vacant High-End Apartments (9News)
  • Fort Collins Is Urbanizing (Urban Fort Collins)

National headlines at Streetsblog USA

Today’s Headlines

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  • “Widening I-70 Is a Social Injustice. It’s Also Poor Urban Planning.” (DenPo)
  • State Sen. Ray Scott Floats Bike Tax With No Discernible Goal for Transportation System (Politics)
  • …And the Gazette Is Quick to Worship the Idea, Claiming “Cyclists Demand More Pavement”
  • High Construction Costs May Dampen Bond-Funded Projects (Denverite)
  • Golf Course Near 40th and Colorado Station Will Be Redeveloped, But Into What? (BusinessDen)
  • Aurora Enters 21st Century With First Parking Management Strategy, Near R-Line (DenPo)
  • Englewood’s Portion of Broadway Is Booming and Bustling (Villager)
  • DenPo: Downtown Westminster Could Be Front Range’s Next “Urban Hub”
  • CDOT Raising Toll Rates on I-25, U.S. 36 (CBS4)

National headlines at Streetsblog USA

Elyria, Swansea, and Globeville residents speak out against the widening of I-70. They wore bandannas to symbolize the air pollution the project will cause. Photo: David Sachs

Denver Post Regurgitates Colorado DOT’s Talking Points on I-70

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To have the Post tell it, widening an interstate through city neighborhoods is actually a community connector, a jobs program, an affordable housing solution, an investment in our children, and a boon for outdoor recreation. That must be why so many cities are solving their problems these days by spending billions of dollars on traffic-generating, sprawl-inducing highway expansion projects.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Globeville, Elyria, Swansea Residents Organize to Prevent Future Displacement (Denverite)
  • 350 Homes Coming to Colorado Station (DBJ)
  • When Streetcar Lines Cris-Crossed Denver (9News)
  • 9News Public Shaming Results in Replacement of Makeshift Aurora Bus Bench
  • Denver “Risks Becoming a Hub of Transitory Apartment Dwellers”(DenPo)
  • Huge Music Festival Would Have Shuttle System, Bike Valet, if Council Approves (The Know)
  • Potentially Explosive Oil and Gas Lines Run Through Colorado Neighborhoods (KUNC)

National headlines at Streetsblog USA

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