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.
Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shailen Bhatt has said all the right things since taking over early this year. He talks about his job like he’s looking out for everyone who uses our streets — not just cars and drivers — giving us reason to believe that the titanic government agency will change course and […]
Sunday is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, a day in which people recall their friends and family members who’ve been killed or seriously injured because of traffic violence. It’s also a time to reflect on how to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on our streets, which have become scenes for traffic violence so […]
Colorado Department of Transportation Director Shailen Bhatt on Wednesday announced a $20 million initiative to outfit the state’s roads with cutting edge technology. His goal: Eliminate roadway deaths and congestion by asking tech ventures to step in and help solve problems. The initiative, dubbed “RoadX,” will contract out the development of high-tech solutions to road troubles. Semi-autonomous vehicles, for […]
Ever wonder what runs through the bureaucratic hive mind of a transportation agency still laboring under last century’s paradigm, trying to evade culpability for designing wide, fast, deadly roads? An agency that thinks the key to remaining relevant is to tweak the same old messages for a Millennial audience by posting to the social medias and the YouTubes? Wonder no more: […]
Crashes on Federal Boulevard between Seventh Avenue and Howard Place are higher than the statewide average. So how have the Colorado Department of Transportation and Denver Public Works responded? By adding a sixth travel lane for drivers and widening the current ones — two actions known to increase speeds and congestion. When it’s completed in 2018, […]