To have the Post tell it, widening an interstate through city neighborhoods is actually a community connector, a jobs program, an affordable housing solution, an investment in our children, and a boon for outdoor recreation. That must be why so many cities are solving their problems these days by spending billions of dollars on traffic-generating, sprawl-inducing highway expansion projects.
Governor John Hickenlooper’s transportation department wants to triple the width of a highway that has divided the neighborhoods of Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea since the 1960s. If you follow Streetsblog Denver, you know the $1.7 billion widening is shortsighted, physically unhealthy, and fiscally irresponsible. It might also be illegal. The people who live near the […]
As new RTD rail lines open, Denver’s transit options are expanding. One challenge that comes with the expansion of rail is ensuring that long-time residents can continue to afford their homes and benefit from the improvements. Mile High Connects, an organization that advocates for people who depend on RTD, is calling on decision makers and advocates to come […]