Monday’s Headlines

Gloria Gonzalez, the mother of Martinez’s four children, his daughter Maggie Rose, and his son David attend the dedication of a “ghost bike” to remember their father Dave Martinez.

The family of fallen cyclist David Martinez, pictured at a ghost bike ceremony last month, lost their father. Now they the may lose their house. (Denver7) Photo: Andy  Bosselman

From Streetsblog

  • Pedestrian deaths up 75 percent in Colorado, 35 percent nationally; smartphones and the growing number of SUVs are among the factors according to a report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Administration. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • Pedestrian deaths reach new high, drivers are entirely to blame. (Streetsblog USA)

Other news

  • Driver injures three after crashing SUV into Aurora IHOP. (Fox 31)
  • Cyclist David Martinez died after a hit-and-run. His family lost their father, now they may lose their house. (Denver7) (Martinez was remembered at a ghost bike ceremony last month).
  • Arrivo closure: Colorado’s “far-fetched” hyperloop hopes fade as traffic woes continue. (Denver Post)
  • What did CDOT see “in a company without any clear evidence it could deliver on outrageous promises?” (WIRED)
  • More on RTD airport train quiet zones. (9 News)
  • More headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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  • TakeFive

    Arrivo closure: https://www.wired.com/story/arrivo-colorado-brogan-bambrogan-hyperloop-concept/?mbid=social_twitter_onsiteshare%20

    In his book Trains, Buses, People, transportation expert Christof Spieler named the A line one of the best commuter rail lines in the country, noting it is the only such system in the country that runs every 15 minutes, seven days a week.

  • iBikeCommute

    No mention of the cluster on I-70 last night? It took us four hours to drive ten miles from Silverthorne to the tunnel. Running buses from Georgetown to the ski areas could solve half the problem and would not require billions for another tunnel through the divide.