Tuesday’s Headlines

Ismael Mamdu
Ismael Mamdu, a student at DU, attempts to navigate an obstacle course on a tricycle while sending a text message. Photo: Andy Bosselman

From Streetsblog

  • Advocacy group BikeDenver merges with Bicycle Colorado. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • Students at the University of Denver attempted driving a tricycle around traffic cones while texting. Distractions were added to other games, like corn hole, putt putt and perfection, as a part of the “Distraction Games,” an event state transportation officials organized in hopes of raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • Drivers caused four separate crashes on eastbound I-70 near Havana last night, one caused serious injuries. (Denver Post)
  • New Vision Zero signs will raise driver awareness of traffic fatalities. (9 News)
  • More on CDOT’s “Distraction Games.” (Fox 31)
  • Thousands of Colorado students pedaled to school on Bike to School Day. (CBS4) (But many in Denver didn’t)
  • RTD starts collecting fares on the G Line. (Progressive Railroading)
  • Denver now has more than 500 buildings seven stories or taller. (Denverite)
  • Denver Post columnist Vincent Carroll argues that Blueprint Denver will “lay the foundation to abolish single-family zoning.” (Denver Post)
  • More on the coming 16th St. Mall upgrades. (9 News)
  • With more than a dozen environmental bills headed to Gov. Polis’ desk, Colorado may be entering a new environmental era. (CPR)
  • Colorado lawmakers delayed asking voters for $2.3 billion in infrastructure bonds, 85% would go to highways, 15% to transit. (Land Line)
  • Colorado is among three states that mandate two crew members per freight train to avoid job losses related to automation. (Inside Sources)
  • Climate change is harming 96% of national parks, including Rocky Mountain National Park. (Out There Colorado)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 44 Good. Yesterday’s max: 74 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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  • TakeFive

    With more than a dozen environmental bills headed to Gov. Polis’ desk… It appears the Dems have succeeded in creating the “lawyer’s jobs bill” plus no doubt the geeks also have $ signs in their eyes. Gotta pay back those big donors.

    Being now retired I thank my son for talking me into moving to a low cost-of-living state. I paid my fair share while living in Colorado but I’m happy to pass the torch to all the young and the rich.