Today’s Headlines

  • Denver Post: Approval of Three-Story Building in Crestmoor Park Is a Sacrificial Monument to Density
  • Bike Detection at Intersections Should Improve Traffic Flow for All Modes (DenPo)
  • People on Bikes Are Dangerous, What With Their Riding in the Middle of the Road and Such (KRDO)
  • Pedestrian Injured on I-25 Near 6th Avenue (DenPo)
  • High Demand in Metro Denver Sparks Hiring Frenzy for Uber Drivers (DBJ)

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A parking lot across the street from Union Station, Denver's transit hub. Photo: David Sachs

Opinion: Denver Paved Over Paradise and Put up a Parking Lot

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As the population grows, “nearly half the land in Denver’s city limits is now paved or built over,” shrinking the city's green space, according to a recent series in Denver Post. But there’s something important missing in their account. The city’s pavement problem isn’t because of a growing population of people. It’s because of a growing population of cars. It’s the roads, driveways and – perhaps most egregiously – the parking lots we’ve built to accommodate more cars.