Thursday’s Headlines

Red light camera bill

Yesterday members of the Colorado House Transportation Committee killed HB1099, a bill that would have banned automated traffic enforcement statewide, including photo red light cameras.

Top photo: After a legislative victory, members of the Denver Streets Partnership posed for a photo outside of the State Capitol: Jack Todd and Piep van Heuven of Bicycle Colorado, Jill Locantore of WalkDenver, and Jaime Lewis of the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition.

Bottom photos: Rep. Jovan Melton (D-Aurora) and Rep. Stephen Humphrey (R-Greeley), co-sponsored the bill.

Before the hearing, Melton used false information to defend the bill. Photos: Andy Bosselman.

  • Members of a Colorado House committee “rejected what has become an annual attempt to kill off” automated enforcement in an 8-3 vote. (Colorado Springs Gazette)

Other news

  • Denver Post story fails to discuss pedestrian and cyclist safety in story about the massive “diverging diamond intersection” CDOT proposed at Kipling Street and Interstate 70 in Wheat Ridge. (Denver Post)
  • More on the Colorado Safety Stop ordinance in Thornton that allows cyclists to slow-roll through stop signs. (Fox 31)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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  • TakeFive

    Always nice to see people participating in the political process. TBH, this bill was a non-starter before the ink was dry; it’s merely one example of many where reps patronize their base… and so it goes.