Wednesday’s Headlines

  • Another Driver, Another Structure Crashed Into- This Time it was an Apartment and a Resident Was Injured (9News)
  • How Denver Streets and Sidewalks Aren’t Set-Up for People to Walk, Bike and Scoot Safely, and What Should be Done About it (Denverite)
  • A Review of the South Monaco Bike Lane, Conclusion: Not Enough Riders (Denver Urbanism)
  • Did You Know? Denver’s RTD Was the First in the Country to Add Wheelchair Lifts to Buses (CPR)
  • Actually, Never-mind, Eldora Won’t be Charging for Parking After Some Backlash (9News)
  • A Study Finds that School of Choice is out of Reach for Some Students Because of a Lack of Transportation (CO Politics)
  • The “Pedestrian Bridge” on Colorado and 9th, Which is Really a Private Office Building, is Set to be Demolished (Denverite)
  • Police Looking for Info on Suspect that Groped a Woman on a RTD Bus (Patch)
  • 1,500 Coloradans File Claims Every Year for Car Crashes Related to Work, Costing Employers. Maybe More Incentives to Take Public Transit Could Do the Trick? (Denver7)
  • Colorado Classic Cycling Race is Now a Women’s Only Race, the Only One in the Western Hemisphere (DenPo)

National headlines at Streetsblog USA 

  • Riley Warton

    The only way to subsidizw public transportation nowadays is to make it faster and more convenient. Mostly more convenient.

    Giving advantages to people aho use public transportation doesn’t work because most people won’t use anything else other than the car, simply because it is the most convenient form of transportation in the US, unfortunately.

    • MT

      From the employer side, not providing free parking is a great way to incentivize transit use. Usually more effective than just subsidizing transit passes. Driving gets a lot less convenient when you don’t have a free place to park when you get there.

    • TakeFive

      Riley; I’ve been encouraging people to think outside the box. Too many people for many reasons don’t care to ride Big Bertha buses. There’s a significant swath of people whose preferences aren’t being met. Why not offer ‘shuttle’ style buses for about 35 passengers. They would be cheaper to buy, fuel and maintain and would be great for adding frequency especially within the downtown neighborhoods.
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