Thursday’s Headlines

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Photo: Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock takes a selfie aboard RTD’s new autonomous shuttle on Wednesday. Also pictured: Sharad Agarwal, EasyMile; Jarrett Wendt, Panasonic; Cal Fulenwider, III, L.C. Fulenwider, Inc.; Doug Tisdale, RTD Chair.

  • “Are you OK, Daddy?” three-year-old Tyler David asked after a crash that crushed his father’s semi cabin on a slick road near Vail. The reply: Yes, dad’s okay. (Summit Daily)
  • RTD driver of light rail vehicle that ejected a woman when it derailed is on paid leave during investigation. (Denver Post)
  • A man allegedly attacked a woman with an ax-like weapon at the Yale light rail station. (Fox 31)
  • Free for 5,280 people: Denverites can now get an annual pass to use the city’s B-cycle bike-sharing program free all year. (Denver Post)
  • The plan will triple the number of B-Cycle’s passholders. (Denverite)
  • Drivers keep jumping the curb and driving right up to City Hall; city closes part of Bannock Street. (Denverite)
  • Study shows scooters are super-crazy unbelievably dangerous according to Denver Post headline on a WaPo story. (Denver Post)
  • But Streetsblog USA comes to a different conclusion about the same study: It raises more questions than it answers. (Streetsblog USA)
  • A video, seven pics and Mayor Hanckock’s Selfie from the inaugural ride in the robot bus. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • Drivers are not moving over to give room to truckers as they chain up their vehicles on I-70. (Fox 31)
  • Colorado Springs residents angered after learning that new lane from I-25 widening project comes with a toll. (CS Indie)
  • Garage galleries: As Denver real estate prices soar, artists repurpose car storage into places to show their work. (Westword)
  • National Headlines at Streetsblog USA.
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  • Riley Warton
    • TakeFive

      First and last mile access and convenience is a big impediment to more light rail ridership. Not sure if this is the best answer but it’s worth a try.

      • Riley Warton

        Fair enough. I just view uber and public transportation as competing against each other. Besides, lyft is better.

  • iBikeCommute

    Bannock was closed between 14th and Colfax all summer without any problem so I don’t know why they can’t just make that permanent. Also there entire sidewalk and plaza in front of the statehouse is used as a parking lot. Wouldn’t that be a security risk as well?