A woman with a cane walks in front of a mid-century modern building in Downtown Denver. Photo: Andy Bosselman

Wednesday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • Traffic Violence Report: 438 people have been seriously injured amid 22,810 Denver traffic crashes far this year. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • Thank you: Streetsblog readers donated $7,313 during Colorado Gives Day. Much of that will be eligible for two matching grants — and all of it will support our local nonprofit advocacy journalism.

Other news

  • Denver is adding more pedestrian crosswalk HAWK signals. (9 News)
  • A Line train horns return to Park Hill for six weeks. (Denverite)
  • Denver is a hard place to grow street trees. (9 News)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 7 a.m.: 68 Moderate. Yesterday’s max: 71 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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Tuesday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog
  • Today is Colorado Gives Day! Help Streetsblog continue to influence Denver’s mobility conversation and hold officials accountable. If we meet our $2,500 goal today, two challenge grants will boost our readers’ donations to around $7,500, nearly enough to fund our nonprofit journalism site for one month. Please donate now.
  • Streetsblog’s editor recently traveled to Buenos Aires. Check out his photos and observations related to the city’s mobility options. (Streetsblog Denver)
Other news
  • A driver hit and seriously injured a pedestrian at South Yosemite Street and East Nassau Avenue. (Denver Police)
  • Colorado drivers rank as the 6th worst in the nation according to a study that looks at traffic violations such as running red lights, speeding and traffic fatalities. (Denver Post)
  • After the big storm, Denver residents reported 1,439 unshoveled sidewalks. Only 36 tickets have been issued. (9 News)
  • RTD will look for an interim general manager ahead of its current retiring. (Denver Post)
  • Denver City Council wants more power — and some want to take it from the mayor. (Denverite)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 7 a.m.: 49 Good. Yesterday’s max: 43 Good.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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Monday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • Consider giving to Streetsblog Denver tomorrow. Your donation on Tuesday will get two boosts: one from Colorado Gives Day and another from the Colorado Media Project.

Traffic violence

  • Rahjeem Jaleo Edwards, 26, is the Aurora pedestrian who died after being hit by multiple drivers. (9 News)
  • A 17-year-old high-school senior died after crashing his vehicle in Arvada. (9 News)
  • A driver hit and seriously injured a juvenile pedestrian at South Quebec Street at Leetsdale Drive. (Denver Police Department)
  • A Denver police officer hit a pedestrian with his car in Golden Triangle. (Denverite)
  • Denver traffic-related deaths jumped in 2019. (9 News)

Other news

  • Denver plans to add eight new bike lanes next year. (9 News)
  • Companies near RTD stops worry that service cuts will delay workers. (9 News)
  • CDOT looks into fees on Uber, Amazon deliveries and electric vehicles to hep pay for transportation. (CPR)
  • Denver will plant 500 trees Downtown, where it ranks last in the country for its tree canopy. (Denverite)
  • Should transit be free? (TransitCenter)
  • Lyft is pulling its scooters out of six cities. (Denver is not one of them, but the move highlights how for-profit companies are willing to abruptly abandon their efforts to help cities with their mobility goals). (TechCrunch)
  • Youth climate activists condemned Mayor Hancock and other leaders for their inaction. (Westword)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 7 a.m.: 31 Good. Yesterday’s max: 45 Good.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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Friday’s Headlines

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  • A pedestrian died of injuries after at least two drivers hit them in Aurora yesterday around 5:45 p.m. A third driver who may have hit the person could have mistaken the body for road debris. (Aurora Sentinel, Denver7)
  • The driver who killed bicyclist Alexis Bounds pleaded guilty to driving carelessly. (Denverite)
  • Commentary: Why every business owner should be worried about RTD’s crisis. (Denver Business Journal)
  • Xcel Energy will roll out a new electricity rate for RTD’s fleet of 36 Free MallRide electric buses, which will bring down operating costs. (Mass Transit)
  • “Denver Public Works is moving forward with plans to build protected bike lanes on 23rd Avenue, despite concerns from homeowners in the Jefferson Park neighborhood.” (Fox 31)
  • The City of Denver will own 200 electric vehicles by 2021 and aims for 850 by 2029. (Denverite)
  • Thieves have stolen bicycles from nearly a dozen Denver Metro bike shops. (Denver7)
  • Another list ranks Denver as a good place to bike. (CBS4)
  • A new pop-up traffic calming report supports lowering residential speed limits. (WalkDenver)
  • Plans for the Vanderbilt East Park at I-25 & Broadway will be discussed at a Dec. 11 open house. (Denverite)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 10 a.m.: 71 Moderate. Yesterday’s max: 80 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.
Streetsblog Editor Andy Bosselman is out of the office. 

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Thursday’s Headlines

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  • One person died in a five-vehicle crash on I-76 in Brighton. (Denver Post, AP)
  • CDOT’s Snowstang bus service to Loveland, A-Basin and Steamboat starts next weekend. (CPR)
  • RTD will consider outside candidates for its top job. (Westword)
  • RTD after its CEO’s departure. (Colorado Matters)
  • RTD workers earn a median salary of $81,366, which lower is than several departments within the City of Denver. (Denver Business Journal)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 8 a.m.: 76 Moderate. Yesterday’s max: 71 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.
Streetsblog Denver Editor Andy Bosselman is out of the office. 

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