Friday’s Headlines

This bus stop on Colorado at 8th provides bus riders no protection from the weather or drivers whose vehicles spray dirty slush. Photo: Andy Bosselman

From Streetsblog:

  • Blizzards & bus riders: Wednesday’s “bomb cyclone” blew into Denver with high winds and at least six inches of snow, highlighting that snowstorms bring bus riders lots of slush, road spray and treacherous crosswalks. But the city offers few bus shelters. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • What’s the dumbest excuse you’ve ever heard for not building bike lanes? Professional bike advocates have heard ’em all! Check out the latest Streetfilms video from last week’s national bike summit in Washington, D.C. (Streetsfilms)

Other news

  • More on Cpl. Daniel Groves, 52, the state trooper who a driver killed during Wednesday’s blizzard. (ABC News)
  • Careless and distracted driving: Two State Senate bills need your support for safer streets. (WalkDenver)
  •  Scooters in bike lanes: Denver did it, now a proposed state law would allow electric scooters in the bike lane. (Colorado Sun)
  • During Sunshine Week, which celebrate’s Colorado’s open records laws, CPR highlights five investigative stories from around the state (CPR), including an investigation into the rise of RTD operators blowing through red lights (CPR).
  • A guy walks into a bar. Or is it a cafe? A bike shop, too? The Denver Bicycle Cafe’s identity crisis will end will end next week when its beer hall gets a unique name: Tell people to meet you at Tandem. (Denverite)
  • Three people are challenging “urbanist” Albus Brooks for his seat on the city council. (Denverite)
  • Housing: Just 26 homes are available for every 100 low-income families. (Denverite)
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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