Today’s Headlines

  • Legislators to Probe I-70 Expansion, But Is It Just for Show? (DenPo)
  • A “Frequent Occurrence”: Driver Careens Off Speer, Nearly Lands on Cherry Creek Path (Denverite)
  • Greenwood Village Puts Walkable, Compact Development at Orchard Station in Voters’ Hands (ABC7)
  • John Adsit, Bike Cop Nearly Killed By Driver, Is a Survivor (Westword)
  • There’s a “Twitter Chat” on Walkability Today (DBJ)
  • Driver Jeannie Morrow, Who Killed Motorcycling Couple, Wasn’t Drug Tested (Fox31)
  • More on Street Murals and Walkability in Sunnyside (Denverite)

National headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Lisa Truong Nguyen

    Yeah, if you could shed some more light on the Orchard Station TOD topic, that’d be nice. As a resident in Centennial, it’s clearly leaned heavily on the ‘Vote No’ side right now. I think the other spectrum needs more representation. It’s unfortunate that the message of utilizing the existing transit system (trains at 6-10 min headways during peak hours!) would actually help in removing traffic. Shame that the “T” part of TOD is being left out of discussions, and it’s been most negative “D” talk on the developments.

    • TakeFive

      Sorry to hear that approval looks grim. East Orchard Rd is an admittedly very nice drive all the way from So Broadway to Quebec St. But at that point everything changes. Greenwood Village is obviously stunted in their views and possessive of their “special” community with respect to proposed changes.

      • Lisa Truong Nguyen

        :-/ Yeah, it’s unfortunate. On the plus side, Belleview Station is developing quite nicely! And it’s great to finally see Arapahoe moving forward with all their development!

  • John Riecke

    I like how transit and dense, mixed use development have to be voted on but road widening for cars is just assumed to be okay.