Wednesday’s Headlines

  • Pedestrian fatalities rose sharply in Denver and yesterday the Denver Streets Partnership issued a Vision Zero report card full of failing grades for the city. It did include couple of “A”s, bringing Denver’s average to “C.” “We have got to find a way to make pedestrians a priority in our streets.” (Streetsblog Denver) (9 News) (Denver7) (Denverite)
  • 67 people died in distracted driving crashes on Colorado roads in 2016. “Actually, I like to play chess while I’m driving,” says Sigmund Lesniewski. (KKCO 11)
  • A distracted driving bill will go before the Colorado Senate’s Transportation and Energy Committee Thursday. (Denver Post)
  • Ride the robot bus: RTD will launch a driverless shuttle next week. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • Gov. Polis read a letter out loud and that’s all it took for legislators back off their criticism of a budget with no new transportation funding. (Colorado Independent)
  • Colorado is still tossing around the idea of a train to the mountains as ski traffic worsens congestion on I-70. But the very mention of Hyperloop shows that nothing serious is in the works. (CPR)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.
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