Wednesday’s Headlines

From Streetsblog:

  • A teen driver in Woodstock, Ga. who killed two women and a child while they crossed the street received three years of probation and had her license suspended for a year. Streetsblog USA called for an entirely new way of looking at crashes. (Streetsblog USA)

Other news

  • A garbage truck hit and injured a waste management employee, driver charged with reckless driving. (9 News)
  • 46.3% increase in pedestrian slip-and-fall insurance claims in Colorado; with more winter storms, office workers tumble “on their way in or out of buildings or in parking lots.” (Denver Post)
  • Two vehicles recently careened onto City Hall property and these giant “concrete Legos” now protect Denver officials from cars. (Denverite)
  • Uber and Lyft riders reduce need for parking in Denver, says CU Denver study. One researcher became an Uber driver to get data company would not provide. Results could help Denver advocates eliminate parking requirements.  (Denver Post)
  • 200 hours: Time an average Denver commuter spends stuck in traffic. (CPR Colorado Matters)
  • For Denver’s willingness to quickly expand its housing supply, the city should be held up as a model, says Randy Shaw, author of new book and SF housing activist. Reading tonight at Tattered Cover. (Denverite)
  • Martin Dunn, new dean of UC Denver’sCollege of Engineering, Design and Computing, revamping program to extract “all the benefits of city life.” (Denver Post)
  • Colorado Sentate gives preliminary thumbs up to sweeping oil and gas industry regulations. (Denver Post)
  • National Headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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  • Daniel

    “Two vehicles recently careened onto City Hall property and these giant “concrete Legos” now protect Denver officials from cars. ”

    no mention of drivers, are these vehicles sentient?

    • TakeFive

      Two drivers recently jumped the curb within six weeks of each other and left their cars near the building at 1437 Bannock St., which houses the offices of Denver’s mayor, City Council members, other city employees and some state workers.

      Neither person constituted a threat, police said.