Today’s Headlines

  • Denver Business Journal Editor Hopes Bike Infrastructure Won’t “Stick It” to Motorists in 2016
  • Westword Wants to Know If the Pot Breathalyzer Will Work
  • “Fat Bikes” Becoming Mainstream for Year-Round Riding (9News)
  • Boulder County Votes to Continue Subsidizing Free RTD Passes for Lyons (Times-Call)
  • CU Boulder Opening Huge Garage That Vehicle for a Small Planet Calls a “Parking Museum”
  • DenverUrbanism Announces January Meet-Up

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • dave

    The transit app on my iPhone was updated yesterday with real time RTD bus tracking. It seems a little flaky (location was 1-2 minutes behind the actual arrival of my bus) but if they get it working well, this could be a game changer. No more waiting 20 minutes in the freezing cold for a late bus.

    http://transitapp.com/

  • Joel Noble

    Dave: real-time info is now available for local buses, and will be expanding to other services. Right now the bulk GTFS data is being consumed by Transit App and in the coming week or two by Google Maps as well. Later, a query interface for smaller players will be released (who can’t consume giant GTFS updates every 30 seconds).

    We’re hosting one of the project team from RTD for the real-time info next Thursday Jan 14th at our INC Transportation Committee meeting — open to everyone who lives in Denver, we meet from 6pm-8pm at 1201 Williams Street, top floor. After the RTD speaker, we’ll have at least an hour with Crissy Fanganello, Director of Transportation for Denver, looking at what’s coming up in planning and projects this year. I hope you can join us!

  • Steve Maury

    Is there a different way to present the articles from Denver Business Journal? I always click on the link, but am blocked by the paid subscription demand.

    • David Sachs

      Unfortunately the columns from the editor are behind a pay wall. Here’s the excerpt you’re probably looking for.

      “I hope Denver’s planners and transportation experts can make reasoned decisions that recognize not everyone wants or can get on a bike to move around the city and that the car is here to stay, at least as long as gas remains cheap here.

      We can create new infrastructure for cyclists (like Europe has but where fuel costs $6 a gallon) without sticking it to motorists and exacerbating the conflicts that arise when two-wheels are forced to share a crowded street with 4,000-pound four-wheelers. Cars and bikes can co-exist if we’re smart about it.”