Monday’s Headlines 7/26/21: How can RTD lure riders back?

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Cheap or free fares? RTD should take “urgent” action to lure riders back, report says. (The Denver Post)
  • Two years after tragic death, still no changes to bike lanes on S. Marion Pkwy. (The Denver Channel)
  • Denver offers grants for groups, businesses in priority neighborhoods (The Denver Gazette)
  • Denver7 Gives helps family of boy hit, dragged by SUV while riding bike (The Denver Gazette)
  • 16th Street pedestrian bridge closed for repairs Monday (Fox 31)
  • At least one person killed in crash at 6th Avenue and Kalamath Street (Fox 31)
  • Deputy involved in fatal crash with pedestrian (9 News)
  • Denver Is Hiring A Brand New City Planning Director To Assist Town Enhance Its Neighborhoods (Daily Colorado News)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 62 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 132 (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)

Centennial State

  • Already narrowed, Colorado rule to reduce car commutes is withdrawn completely (Colorado Newsline)
  • Woman killed in Loveland parking lot, suspect driver arrested (Fox 31)
  • Colorado ozone air pollution spikes 48% above federal limit, state meteorologist says “definitely extreme” (Reporter Herald)
  • Driver killed in collision with train in Douglas County (9 News)
  • CDOT lowers speed limit at U.S. 36 curve; residents wonder whether more can be done to mitigate crashes (Times Call)
  • Mudslides and flash flooding along Colorado’s burn scars could cause disasters, or mere travel delays, all summer long. Here’s why. (The Colorado Sun)
  • Spin e-bike/e-scooter Share Program Launches in Fort Collins (North Forty News)
  • CDOT Plans Simultaneous Highway Projects In Front Range Canyons (CBS Local)
  • Colorado Air Quality Control Commission Scraps Auto Emissions Plan (Pagosa Daily Post)

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Friday’s Headlines 7/23/21: Bike-in to a movie tonight!

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Forget the drive-in — this Denver movie night is a bike-in (The Know)
  • Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp dies after bicycle crash the former Broncos QB coach was hit by a driver on Saturday (NBC News)
  • Sloan’s Lake temporarily closed after toxic algae bloom build-up (The Denver Gazette)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 58 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 177 (Unhealthy)

Centennial State

  • I-70 Closed In Both Directions Through Glenwood Canyon Due To Burn Scar Debris, Flash Flooding (Colorado Public Radio)
  • Car crashes into Fort Collins garage (Fox 31)
  • Fort Collins, Boulder women killed in crash on Colorado Highway 14 near Ault (Coloradoan)

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  • Friday’s Headlines Won’t Take 15 Minutes to Read (Streetsblog USA)
  • Study: Bike Share Saves the U.S. $36 Million Public Health Dollars Every Year (Streetsblog USA)

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Thursday’s Headlines 7/22/21: Air quality worsens, Colorado won’t try to curb commuters after all

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

Centennial State

  • EDITORIAL: State won’t curb commuters after all (The Denver Gazette)
  • $238 million in funding to address critical statewide multimodal needs (Alamosa News)
  • Colorado motorcycle fatalities down after historically deadly year (Sentinel Colorado)
  • CDOT conducts DUI enforcement campaign (Colorado Springs Indy)
  • Controversial housing development in Fountain wins approval (The Gazette)
  • Longmont Police identify driver in hit-and-run involving a motorcycle (9 News)

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Wednesday’s Headlines 7/21/21: Denver looks to focus on urban design

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Denver wants to hire a top designer to focus on the city’s urban design and architecture (Denverite)
  • A Pop-Up Celebration is Taking Over Colfax This Weekend and show your support for Shared Streets with the Denver Streets Partnership (303 Magazine)
  • Denver Metro Chamber Of Commerce Sees More Flexible Work Models Emerging For Businesses (CBS Denver)
  • Fatal crash knots traffic on Morrison Road Monday morning (The Gazette)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 64 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 159 (Unhealthy)

Centennial State

  • Colorado backs off large company commuter rules, seeks voluntary compliance Spoiler: this will not work. (The Gazette)
  • Colorado misses deadline on air quality, CoPIRG says (Fox 31)

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Tuesday’s Headlines 7/20/21: Small steps make a big difference

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Denver’s Trash Problems and What the City Is Doing About Them (Westword)
  • Dividing Line: How Park Hill Became One of Denver’s Hottest Neighborhoods (Westword)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 97 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 140 (Unhealthy for sensitive groups)

Centennial State

  • Hit & Run In Boulder Unsolved So Far, Police Searching For Female SUV Driver (CBS Local)
  • Ozone & Smoke Could Cause Colorado To Miss Another Air Quality Standard Deadline (CBS Local)
  • Here’s what’s causing Colorado’s stretch of air quality alerts (9 News)

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Pete Piccolo is the Executive Director of Bicycle Colorado. He works to make Colorado a better place to ride a bike for everyone who chooses to ride. He prioritizes relationship building, collaboration and creating a strong, effective team to lead the way. The post originally appeared on bicyclecolorado.org Many years ago, when engaged to my […]

Monday’s Headlines 7/19/21: Add the swimming pool to the list of places to watch for cars

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Driver With Learner’s Permit Drives Directly Into Swimming Pool In Lakewood (CBS Local)
  • Two drivers die in head-on crash in Centennial involving a stolen vehicle (The Denver Post)
  • Motorcyclist injured after crash with vehicle, police looking for vehicle involved (9 News)
  • Suspected DUI driver rear ends Subaru, causes it to roll into Denver Premium Outlet lot (Fox 31)
  • One person killed, another seriously injured in Lakewood crash (Fox 31)
  • Denver’s first overnight safe parking site gains approval (Fox 31)
  • Lyft is Bringing Back a Version of Shared Rides (WTTW)
  • State approves $238 million in transportation projects; $89 million in Denver metro area (9 News)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 97 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 140 (Unhealthy for sensitive groups)

Centennial State

  • Boulder cyclist killed in Lee Hill crash after driver turns left in front of him, CSP says (The Denver Post)
  • GoFundMe Page Launched For Boulder Bicyclist Alejandro Acosta Obando Who Was Hit & Killed (CBS Local)
  • Man rams park ranger with car after violating leash rules, deputies say (9 News)
  • Man hit 167 mph in live stream that ended with deadly crash (9 News)
  • Longtime city staff member takes helm of Durango transit (The Durango Herald)
  • New I-25 Prospect Bridge in Fort Collins Nears Completion including multi-use paths in both directions (North Forty News)
  • Proposed new rules to curb Colorado commuters rile businesses (The Denver Gazette)
  • Colorado Transportation Commission Approves $238 million to Address Critical Needs (Pagosa Daily Post)
  • COLUMN: Now, to implement Colorado’s transportation plan (The Gazette)

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Friday’s Headlines 7/16/21: Driver hits, kills bicyclist in Boulder County

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Centennial State

  • Driver hits, kills cyclist on Lee Hill Road in Boulder County the driver, deemed at fault, stayed on scene (Fox 31)

Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Driver of a vehicle collides with bicyclist at 20th St. at I-25 (Denver Police Department)
  • Cyclist finds thumbtacks placed on Wheat Ridge bikeway (Fox 31)
  • Bike thefts down in 2021 compared to last year’s spike (Fox 31)
  • COVID survivors could suffer worse from poor air quality (Fox 31)
  • Denver OKs the city’s first safe parking space for people living in their cars (Denverite)
  • Driver Cited For Causing Crash With Fire Engine On Parker Road (CBS Denver)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 62 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 129 (Unhealthy for sensitive groups)

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