Tuesday’s Headlines 6/22/2021: Colorado is still focused on highways

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

Centennial State

  • Missing Cyclist Greg Smith Found Dead In Snowmass Creek (CBS Local)
  • CDOT still reviewing I-25 toll management bid (BizWest)
  • I-25 improvements remain on track despite COVID-19, supply-chain crunch (BizWest)
  • Gov. Jared Polis signs parks bills into law (The Denver Gazette)
  • Third DUI-related crash in Pueblo in the past month claims life of Rocky Ford biker (The Pueblo Chieftain)

From Streetsblog

  • Tuesday’s Headlines Will Never Stop Stopping (Streetsblog USA)
  • STUDY: New Bike Lanes Aren’t Associated With Displacement of BIPOC, Low-Income People (Streetsblog USA)

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Monday’s Headlines 6/21/2021: Denver’s high comfort bike lane network

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Fatal Crash: Denver Police Searching For Driver Who Hit Pedestrian Walking On Sidewalk On Evans Early Friday (CBS Local)
  • Pedestrian dies after hit-and-run collision in Denver (The Denver Post)
  • Bicyclist injured in car crash on 21st St. near Welton St. (Burg Simpson)
  • Aurora boy hit by drunk driver has long road to recovery (Fox 31)
  • Aurora motorcyclist, 25, dies in crash on South Parker Road (Fox 31)
  • Car was going 120 mph on I-225 before fatal crash, police say (The Denver Channel)
  • Driver dies after being ejected from motorcycle in Lakewood (Fox 31)
  • Volunteers Plant Trees In Neighborhoods Near Central 70 Project (CBS Local)
  • Bike thefts start to increase in Denver (9 News)
  • Car thefts climb to highest in a decade as prices surge (CBS Local)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 35 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 87 (Moderate)

Centennial State

  • Colorado’s $5.4 billion transportation funding plan signed into law (The Denver Post)
  • Here come the gas and delivery fees as Colorado’s governor signs $5 billion-plus transportation bill into law (The Colorado Sun)
  • Fraser chosen for Revitalizing Main Street funding (Sky-Hi News)
  • New “parklets” installed along Mountain Avenue (Berthoud Weekly Surveyor)
  • Why Colorado Roads Buckle Under Extreme Heat (CBS Local)
  • ‘Finally Fix The Damn Roads In Colorado’: Gov. Jared Polis Targets Interstate 70 Stretch Between Floyd Hill And Idaho Springs At Bill Signing (CBS Denver)
  • ‘I’ve never been so close to being killed’: Man gets 20 years for crashing car into deputy (9 News)
  • Suspected car thief caught after mountain pass crash, trail escape in Colorado (OutThere Colorad0)

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Thursday’s Headlines 6/17/21: University of Colorado A Line won’t be called that starting next year

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We will be taking tomorrow off in commemoration of Juneteenth. Here’s some brief history on the holiday, one of the most important anniversaries in U.S. history.

Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • GoFundMe set up for 11-year-old boy hit and dragged by SUV Caleb Ingelhart was struck by a drunk driver last Thursday (KDVR)
  • RTD’s University of Colorado A Line won’t be called that starting next year (Denverite)
  • The Public Toilet In Denver’s New Downtown Area Is Open Near The 16th Street Mall the first of its kind in Denver (Daily Colorado News)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 70 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 101 (Unhealthy for sensitive groups)

Centennial State

  • Driving an Electric Car on Colorado’s Scenic Byways (The New York Times)
  • Frisco Pedestrian Promenade returns Friday 85% of survey respondents wanted the promenade to return (Summit Daily)
  • IIHS: Car Accident [Crash] Rates Rise in States After Marijuana Sales Are Legalized (Newsweek)
  • Crumbling medians, weeds cause concern at Del Camino interchange (TimesCall)
  • Off-highway vehicles are revving up locals (in a bad way) in Colorado’s remote mountain towns (The Colorado Sun)

From Streetsblog

  • Thursday’s Headlines Are Still Negotiating (Streetsblog USA)
  • REPORT: Here’s Where People of Color Can’t Access Opportunity Without A Car (Streetsblog USA)

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Wednesday’s Headlines 6/16/2021: We’re back and drivers are still running wild

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Police Investigating Fatal Hit and Run in Denver (Denver Gazette)
  • Pedestrian injured in car crash on Tremont Ave near Park Ave (Burg Simpson)
  • Civic Center Park is…a little lost. Here’s how you can guide it into a new future. (Denverite)
  • Thornton officer seriously injured in crash (9 News)
  • Motorcyclist dies after fatal crash in Aurora Monday (Sentinel Colorado)
  • Driver crashes, flips, stolen car into Arvada parking lot (KDVR)
  • Over 130 citations issued 2 arrests made in street racing crackdown (Denver Gazette)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 60 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 172 (Unhealthy)

Centennial State

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Tuesday’s Headlines 5/25/21: A little bit of everything

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Denver’s head of transportation and infrastructure leaving for a job in Miami (The Denver Post)
  • Lincoln Street into downtown Denver gets new configuration (9 News)
  • CO: Gov. Polis signs law giving RTD flexibility to reduce bus and train fares, charge for parking in lots (MassTransit)
  • RTD announces June service changes (KDVR)
  • Denver policing task force holds rally, officially submits reform recommendations (KDVR)
  • 1 dead, others injured after 4-car crash shuts down major Aurora-area intersection (The Denver Post)
  • Teachers buy scooters for students to combat complacency during pandemic (9 News)
  • Cyclist claims Denver Police motorcycles pass dangerously on mountain road (OutThere Colorad0)
  • Boulder’s B-Cycle Program Celebrates 10 Years (CBS Denver)
  • University Hills church looks to offer overnight parking for those living in cars (BusinessDen)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 45 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 77 (Moderate)

Centennial State

  • How much damage does climate change cause in Colorado? Leaders are trying to put a price tag on it. (The Colorado Sun)
  • Colorado Springs woman convicted in 2011 dragging death granted parole (KDVR)
  • Kristin Stephens: Transportation funding is our shared future (Loveland Reporter – Herald)
  • Police investigate bike theft in Vail (Vail Daily)
  • How much will the state’s new transportation proposal cost average Colorado drivers? we’re guessing not enough (KDVR)

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Monday’s Headlines 5/24/2021: DOTI Director Eulois Cleckley announces move to Miami

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Denver’s head of transportation and infrastructure leaving for a job in Miami (The Denver Post)
  • Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in Denver (Fox 31)
  • Hundreds Ride Bikes, Then Lay Down In Front Of Denver City And County Building For ‘Die-In’ Following Fatal Cycling Crashes (CBS Denver)
  • Pedestrian seriously injured in Denver crash (9 News)
  • Ryan Montoya Faces 8 Charges In Death Of Champion Cyclist Gwen Inglis (CBS Denver)
  • Wheat Ridge police looking for driver who seriously injured 2 teens in hit-and-run crash (KDVR)
  • Drunken driver who killed woman on Aurora sidewalk gets 14 years in prison (Sentinel Colorado)
  • Car crashes, landing inside Castle Rock skate park (Fox 31)
  • ‘Viaduct Is Old, Viaduct Is Ugly’: Central 70 Project Crews Hope Demolition Changes Neighborhood For The Better (CBS Denver)
  • Denver’s Outdoor Dining Program Extended Into 2022 (CBS Denver)
  • Community members will now see three zero-emission electric HOP buses on Boulder streets as the buses have officially started operating on the local HOP bus routes. (Daily Colorado News)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 45 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 77 (Moderate)

Centennial State

  • 2 years after cyclist’s death, his wife wants to educate drivers about what happened to him (9 News)
  • Bicyclist Claims Denver Police Department Motorcycles Drove Dangerously Close (CBS Denver)
  • Guest Commentary: Mobility and sustainability can move us forward together (Aspen Daily News)
  • Mom who died in motorcycle crash during memorial ride for late son remembered (9 News)

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Friday’s Headlines 5/21/21: Traffic violence report: 23 people have died on Denver’s streets

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From Streetsblog

  • Traffic Violence Report: 23 people have died on Denver’s streets (Streetsblog Denver)
  • Interview: Tammy Duckworth Insists Every U.S. Transit Station Must Be Accessible (Streetsblog USA)
  • Friday’s Headlines Are Many and Varied (Streetsblog USA)

Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

Centennial State

  • Click It or Ticket enforcement period kickoff with CDOT as fatalities surge fatalities are up 12% over this time last year (Julesburg Advocate)
  • Breckenridge looking to fill 2 seats on planning commission (Summit Daily)
  • Daimler Truck says batteries, hydrogen are the future we’re still betting on bikes (KDVR)

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Thursday’s Headlines 5/20/21: Leverage transit infrastructure to increase vaccine access

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From Streetsblog

  • Commentary: Leverage transit infrastructure to increase vaccine access (Streetsblog Denver)
  • Talking Headways Podcast: Moving at the Speed of Trust (Streetsblog USA)

Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Expanded patio programs reveal disparity in Denver restaurants (9 News)
  • Drunken driver sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing an Aurora couple in crash (Denver Post)
  • Vehicle crashes into RTD equipment in Aurora (Fox 31)
  • RTD: Face coverings are still required (9 News)
  • 210-unit residential complex planned on Globeville doggy daycare site (BusinessDen)
  • $1.2B Central 70 project to make ‘Mile High Shift’ this weekend (Denver Business Journal)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 44 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 55 (Moderate)

Centennial State

  • Colorado Is Committed To Solving Environmental Injustices. But First, We Have To Agree On What Those Are Exactly (Colorado Public Radio)
  • Driver Crashes Stolen Car On I-25, Semi Rolls Over To Avoid Crash, Spills Propane Tanks (CBS Local)

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