Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Kills Colleen O’Connor, Who Was Walking Near 1st and Downing (DenPo)
  • Three Injured After Police Chase Ends With Driver Slamming Through Day Care (DenPo)
  • The A-Line Wasn’t Ready for Prime Time, But That Didn’t Stop RTD (9News)
  • …And RTD Charged Contractor $815K in Penalties (DBJ)
  • Denver PD Will Ban Drug Users, Dealers From Cherry Creek Trail, Downtown Parks (Denverite)
  • Transit Alliance Interviews Playmakers On Centennial’s Deal With Lyft to Fill RTD’s First-Last-Mile Gaps
  • “Touristy,” “Trashy,” and Other Words to Used to Describe 16th Street Mall (Denverite)
  • DenPo Reader: Parking for Disabled Is About Safety, Not Convenience
  • Free Beer at Blake Street Bike Lane Celebration Today (Westword)
  • James

    My deep condolences to the O’Connor family. This has been a very upsetting week for bicyclist/pedestrian deaths. Nicholas Richling and Colleen O’Connor could be any of us. It makes one wonder when we as a community will start defining these deaths as a crisis. These sorts of deaths are defined as a crisis in NYC and Portland (http://bikeportland.org/2016/08/26/a-life-lost-too-soon-photos-from-the-fallon-smart-memorial-ride-190481).

    • TakeFive

      Tragedies and loss of life are always sad, unfortunate. My thoughts and prayers are with the O’Connor family.

      Seems as though that Portland incident involved a driver that was going twice the speed limit and driving recklessly. There are laws against that. Not sure what the fix is for such stupidity?

      It’s rarely, if ever advisable to walk against traffic lights and in Colleen’s case walking against the lights across Speer Blvd.which was apparently the case. seems especially risky.

      • MT

        Stop with the victim blaming. Just. Stop.

        • TakeFive

          To understand is not the same as to blame. Anyone and everyone connected to the tragic loss of life is a victim.

          • MT

            No, this is not “unfortunate.” This is a result of poor street design, and a culture that prioritizes cars above human life.

            Unless you want to actually do something to make our streets safer, keep your meaningless thoughts and prayers.

          • TakeFive

            Your have a very dim view of lots of people, lots of smart people. So do you consider yourself holier-than-thou?

          • MT

            Lots of smart people led to 35,000 traffic deaths last year. I’m not impressed.

          • OrangeFree

            Street design caused the driver to drive drunk? Street design caused the person to walk against the green?

            Stop blaming the street for people’s unfortunate personal decisions.

          • MT

            Stop ignoring the fact that street design affects people’s behavior and is the most effective way to prevent traffic deaths.