Today’s Headlines

  • Brighton Blvd Reopens with (Unfinished) Cycle Track, Sidewalks (CBS4)
  • RiNo Saw $850M Investment Since City Announced Brighton Blvd Transformation (DenPo)
  • …Which Begs the Question, Can Everyone Afford to Live Near Good Transit, Walking, and Biking? No. (9News)
  • Reminder: Private Company Wants Coloradans to Fund Nonexistent Vacuum Tube Transport Tech (DBJ)
  • LOL: Peña Station Parking Lot Wins Industry Award for 800-Space Car Magnet Next to Transit (AviationPros)
  • …While the “Smart City” Station Area Gets Another Round of Press for $72M Robo-Car Project (9News)
  • Drivers to Pay Slightly More for Using I-25 Express Lanes (DenPo)
  • DenPo Columnist Wants You to Know That Crashes Sometimes Don’t Happen, Lobbies for More Roads
  • Amazon Continues March Madness-Style Sweepstakes for HQ2, Denver Still One of 19 Seeds (DBJ)
  • Suspected Road Rage Killer Jeremy Webster Charged with Murder (DenPo)

National headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • TakeFive

    “LOL: Peña Station Parking Lot Wins Industry Award for 800-Space Car Magnet Next to Transit”

    Here’s what you are (apparently) missing. Pena Station is one of many of suburban stops which for the most part lack walk-up density nearby. Since they spent close to $6 billion on the Fastracks system if you want people to take advantage of it then the First and Last Mile access is critical. For most of these stations that means a Park n Ride. What makes Nine Mile Station so successful is that in addition to a larger Park n Ride, it also has 10 bus routes that stop/feed into that station. Nine Mile proves that when you address first and last mile access you can create great ridership. Or… you can wait 20 years for more ideal density to develop.

    It’s mostly a matter of common sense really.