Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Seriously Injures Person Biking at 25th and Emerson, Flees (CBS4)
  • Protestors Against CDOT I-70 Expansionists Aren’t Giving Up (Fox31)
  • DenPo Reader: It’s As If I-25 Expansion to Fix Congestion “Never Happened”
  • The Coloradoan Editorial: “We Can’t Afford Status Quo on Transit”
  • ABC7 Has Learned That Fast Trains Are Good
  • “Passing Car” Kills Stephanie Felts, 54, in Fountain (KOAA)
  • “Congestion Isn’t a Failure to Move Cars; It Is a Failure to Give Mobility to People (CREJ)
  • DenPo Wants Your Letters About Gentrification
  • Bike to Work Day Is Coming (CBS4)
  • Amazon’s Grocery Delivery Service Is Too Pricey to Solve Food Deserts (Denverite)
  • “Denver May Be First in Nation to Grant Legal Status to Un-Permitted DIY Art Spaces” (Denverite)
  • The Suburban Office Park Is Not Dead, According to CREJ
  • Aurora Voters to Dictate If Tax Funds Build Racetrack, Entertainment District (Sentinel)

National headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • TakeFive

    It’s a bonanza of “good reads” today.

    Props to Fort Collins, one of my most favorite places, at least along the Colorado Front Range.

    Next:

    One of the biggest limits to considered debate is our newest tactical fad, fake news. Proponents and opponents both label and assert things that elevate the dialogue from semirational to mostly emotional. Once that line is crossed, those who have turned emotional rarely return to reason – no matter how false the claims may be, their feelings are very real. We can’t let alternative facts enter the decisions that affect our quality of life and the safety and livability of our neighborhoods.

    That would be the “money quote” IMO from Mark Johnson’s well written and balanced piece in CREJ.

  • TakeFive

    With respect to the urban v suburban growth debate FiveThirtyEight had a piece entitled: “Americans’ Shift To The Suburbs Sped Up Last Year” – https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/americans-shift-to-the-suburbs-sped-up-last-year/
    Brookings also addressed the issue: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2017/05/30/city-growth-dips-below-suburban-growth-census-shows/