Today’s Headlines

  • Denver Is One Continent’s Most Dangerous Cities for Walking (ABC7)
  • …And Only 4 U.S. Cities Are More Car-Dependent (DBJ)
  • Driver Kills Person Walking in Colorado Springs, Flees (ABC7)
  • Driver Kills Student Walking in Colorado Springs (Gazette)
  • Footbridge Across South Platte River Could Connect Globeville and Brighton Blvd. (DenPo)
  • Susman Tells Older Adults Why Voting for the Transport Bond Measure Is a Good Idea (Prime Time)
  • Drunk Driver Jumps Curb on Colfax, Destroys Sculptures at McNichols Building (CBS4)
  • The Gazette Publishes Rant Calling Transit Initiatives “Utopian… Propaganda”
  • Greeley Has a New Piano Key Crosswalk (9News)

National headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • TakeFive

    Denver Is One Continent’s Most Dangerous Cities for Walking

    This is one worthless article. I knew something was askew when I couldn’t quickly find Phoenix near the top. Then I read this:

    A high ranking, like #1, means the city has a lower rate of fatalities

    So, apparently Denver is among the safer cities? According to Wikipedia:

    Arcadis NV is a global design, engineering and management consulting company based in the Zuidas, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Arcadis has over 350 offices in 40 countries.

    Interestingly, their U.S. Headquarters is in Highlands Ranch and they have 3 metro locations as well as offices all over the U.S. Arcadis published some crash research back in 2006 in collaboration with ASU and ADOT. Good luck finding a background link for this story. Just a guess that they randomly picked out 23 cities, used published data from somewhere and ABC7 Denver appears to be the only outlet in the world carrying the story.

  • TakeFive

    And Only 4 U.S. Cities Are More Car-Dependent

    Ah hah, well at least there’s a source for this; should have read this article 1st. The flaw here is that again they picked out only 23 cities; most studies use the Top 100 cities if not more for the U.S. analysis. Arcadis does at least publish the “Sustainable Cities Mobility Index” but I’m not wading through that messy pdf.

  • TakeFive

    Long as I’m on a roll…

    Susman Tells Older Adults Why Voting for the Transport Bond Measure Is a Good Idea

    Props for a nice support piece; one obvious point of curiosity. She specifically addresses the senior population living at Windsor Gardens with respect to the importance of sidewalks. I assume she felt it was something they could identify with which is fine. I would also assume that as a PUD they already have sidewalks and except for ofc Alameda and Dayton that the complex is responsible for all sidewalks in the development.

  • TakeFive

    Lastly, with respect to Scott Weiser’s piece in the Colorado Springs Gazette, is he even aware that Co Springs is not a part of RTD? Good grief. I see where Scott is “Editor-in-Chief, Altnews.US.” which is his self-created blog, lol. But thanks for dropping Cato’s name in hopes of a little cred.