Friday’s Headlines

I-70 traffic viewed from the Purina plant on Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. Image: CDOT

From Streetsblog

  • Why is Denver still expanding I-70? The move to tear down I-980 in Oakland shows that forward-thinking officials elsewhere get it: The problems associated with mega-motorways in urban neighborhoods outweigh the benefits. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • City workers clean up sidewalks around the Denver Rescue Mission to address health concerns. (Denverite)
  • Which is faster: walking or busing the 16th St. Mall? (Denverite)
  • With $14 million from the Volkswagen settlement, Colorado transit agencies, including RTD, will replace 28 diesel buses with vehicles that pollute less. (Denver Post)
  • RTD promises to bring rail to Boulder and Longmont, reaffirming and formalizing “our commitment to completing the FasTracks program.” (Daily Camera)
  • For residents along the G-Line, train horns will be silenced. But they’re just getting started along the N-Line to Thornton. (CPR)
  • Boulder’s new Transportation Department director is Jeffery Maxwell, a former Adams County Public Works director. (Daily Camera)
  • Enormous [and tacky] electronic sign at DIA has never worked, despite $11.5 million in taxpayer’s money. (Denver Post)
  • Denver Air Quality Index:  6 a.m.: 41 Good. Yesterday: 48 Good.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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