Wednesday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • Our Traffic Violence Report is back. This year, drivers have already killed 26 people on Denver’s streets, far outnumbering the 15 traffic fatalities at this point last year. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • Join the mayor, other officials and street safety advocates tonight for the Ride and Walk of Silence to remember the 59 people drivers killed last year. (free tickets)
  • “RTD pays nearly 60% more per mile to power its electric buses along Denver’s 16th Street Mall as it does its conventional diesel fleet.” 82% of the cost is for Xcel Energy “demand charges,” despite RTD charging the buses “at night, when electric rates are lowest.” (Denver Post)
  • The city asks for comments on eight protected bike lanes planned to be built next year. (Fox 31)
  • The 2.3-mile extension of the E, F, and R line to Lone Tree, which opens Friday, has already brought new homes and businesses, a trend that is likely to continue. (Denver Post) (CBS4)
  • Some residents along the G Line complain about noise. (Fox 31)
  • The owner of Denver e-bike manufacturer FattE-Bikes says assembling bikes here avoids new tariffs, allowing his bikes to sell for $2,000 vs $3,000 or more. (CBS4)
  • As Greeley adds bike lanes, “bike commuters still rare.” (Greeley Tribune)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 44 Good. Yesterday’s max: 80 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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