David cut his teeth covering transportation, development, politics, education, and art in D.C. He's covered sustainable transportation for Streetsblog since 2015 and has lived in Denver's Cheesman Park neighborhood since 2012.
There's one thing that RTD Board of Directors meetings never do without: A buffet. RTD is one of the few American transit agencies run by publicly elected residents, yet there's one thing their meetings always do without: Any broadcast whatsoever that lets the public see or hear the discussion taking place.
If a flesh-eating virus killed more than 40,000 people in the United States in a single year, every level of government would act decisively to stamp out the contagion and save lives. And yet, when 40,000 people lost their lives in traffic crashes in the United States last year, our collective response was little more than a shrug.
The Denver City Council approved a request Monday night from City Council members Paul Lopez and Rafael Espinoza to exchange a $9.8 million Federal Boulevard transit project for four smaller ones focused on pedestrian safety and transit on Federal, Morrison Road, West Colfax Avenue, and Central Street.
While B-cycle requires stationary docks to operate -- and lots of docks close together to operate really well — UrBike is "dockless." Riders will have the flexibility to go more places, because they don't require fixed stations. A GPS-based lock, controlled by a smart phone app, will let riders pick up bikes and drop off them off almost anywhere, in theory.