Thursday’s Headlines

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  • Trooper’s death during last week’s blizzard highlights first responder safety as “the number of fatal collisions involving officers keeps going up.” (KUNC)
  • Longmont police don’t cite Mayor Brian Bagley in crash that sent cyclist to hospital. (Times-Call)
  • Denver drivers urged to “slow the funk down.” (Denver7)
  • $30 million: Amount of new transportation funding Colorado lawmakers recommended for the state budget, “a very disappointing amount in light of the magnitude of the $9 billion need,” said Sandra Hagen Solin of Fix Colorado Roads. (Denver Post)
  • Colorado’s population booms as road funding stagnates, climate warms. (Real Vail)
  • Bold climate-action legislation for Colorado nears rollout. (Colorado Independent)
  • New study reveals more downtown commuters are choosing public transportation. (Denver7)
  • Mayoral candidates Tate and Giellis want Denver to halt new construction permits, rezoning, and adoption of the Denveright plans until after the May election. (Denver Post)
  • Have your say in plans to upgrade downtown transit and mobility options with this survey about the Denver Moves Downtown plan. (Patch.com)
  • Housing affects Coloradans’ health, suburbs and mountain towns fare the best. (CPR)
  • TABOR reform: “Colorado lawmakers want to ask voters for an end to refunding excess tax revenue so that it can be spent on the state’s roads and schools.” (Colorado Politics)
  • More on CU Denver study about Uber and Lyft freeing up parking. (Science Daily) (Denver7)
  • Officials in Steamboat area considering expansion of regional bus service to Craig, Hayden, Milner and Steamboat II. (Craig Daily Press)
  • Massive changes at National Western Center campus will house more cows and llamas for two weeks a year, but nobody knows what to do with it the rest of the time. (Denverite)
  • National Headlines at Streetsblog USA.
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Wednesday’s Headlines

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More dedicated bus lanes are called for in Denver’s new plans for the next 20 years. This Streetsblog rendering envisions how 18th and 19th streets could look. Illustration: David Sachs with Streetmix

From Streetsblog

  • Denveright: Yesterday Mayor Hancock unveiled a set of plans  that will guide how Denver will change to keep its people housed, healthy and safely getting to the places they need to go over the next 20 years. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • Transit raises property values, lowers poverty. (Streetsblog USA)

Other news

  • Driver who struck and seriously injured a 28-year-old pedestrian may have been drunk. (Denver Post)
  • Henry Bromelkamp is in intensive care at Denver Health Medical Center after he crashed on the scooter he was riding March 10. (CBS4)
  • Targeting the Suncor refinery, Congresswoman DeGette will introduce a legislation to limit emissions of hydrogen cyanide, a former chemical weapon. One of many harmful pollutants emitted from the plant, neighbors are skeptical of its impact. “It is election season.” (Denverite) (Denver Post)
  • Denver’s growing number of micro-apartment buildings attract people with little or no need for parking. (Denver Post)
  • Move over scooters: Will these electric trikes be the next new mobility option to hit the streets? (IndustryLeaders)
  • Drift mobile app lets you park for free at DIA if the startup can rent out your car. (Fox31)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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Tuesday’s Headlines

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Greta Thunberg and Haven Coleman on the steps of the Colorado capital earlier this month. Coleman, age 12, is one of the activists who brought the worldwide student climate strike to the United States. Image: Haven Coleman via Twitter.

From Streetsblog:

After the Global Climate Strike Friday, when students in Colorado and around the world demanded climate action, elected officials at all levels of Colorado government are shrugging their shoulders with political agendas that fail to envision a better transportation future. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news:

  • Bill would suspend licenses of careless drivers in Colorado. (Denver7)
  • Colorado lawmakers have floated ideas to find more money for transportation, including a gas tax increase. But none of the ideas are certain before Monday’s deadline to file the budget. (Denver Post)
  • But in November voters could decide on a bond that would raise transpo funds, despite their rejection of two transportation revenue measures last year. (Denver Post)
  • Colorado oil and gas production hits all-time high. (Denver Business Journal)
  • Oil and gas bill passed another committee. (9 News)
  • Astro-modal: There’s a spaceport near DIA where “the state hopes to launch rocket-planes, sending people and objects beyond Earth’s atmosphere.” (Denverite)
  • “That is problematic to put it mildly,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio, chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. (Politico)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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Monday’s Headlines

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Downtown Denver in the 1970s vs. today. Before photo: Nick DeWolf via Flickr

From Streetsblog:

  • Streetsblog USA’s annual Parking Madness competition wants to know: What former parking lots in the Denver Metro have improved the most? Entries due today. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news:

  • Driver of a CDOT vehicle hit and killed Eric Hill, 51, a CDOT maintenance worker who left behind his wife, two adult children, a 9-year-old son, and two granddaughters. (Denver Post)
  • Governor Polis and Democratic legislators fail to make transportation funding a priority this year. Issue remains absent from legislative agenda. Republicans behind the one transpo proposal introduced so far accuse Dems of shelving it. “I think they’re holding on to (my bill) because they don’t have a plan.” —Sen. John Cooke (Aspen Public Radio)
  • Sidewalk shoveling: Denver tripled the number of snow and ice inspections, but it’s still rare to get a citation: Inspectors issued just 150 tickets this year. (Denver Post)
  • Transit-oriented development: Denver’s regional light rail network helps dense urban areas more than smaller suburban markets, but that may change. (Colorado Real Estate Journal)
  • Next week, Boulder County officials will unveil proposed updates to its Transportation Master Plan that would enhance multi-modal options. (Daily Camera)
  • Jefferson Parkway “is really going to destroy this community,” say neighbors of the four-lane, 65 mph highway from Broomfield to Golden. Construction starts next year — unless neighborhood groups can stop it. (Denver Post)
  • Local officials speak out for and against oil and gas reform bill. (Denver Post)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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