Friday’s Headlines

Walkers carry signs
People on foot carry signs to a ceremony remembering the victims of traffic violence. Photo: Andy Bosselman

From Streetsblog

  • At an event to remember 88 people killed on Denver’s streets, Mayor Hancock admits that the city’s response has been inadequate. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • Park rangers issued tickets to speeding cyclists on the Cherry Creek Trail. A pilot program allows electric bikes on trails. (Denverite)
  • You can now ride the Southeast Rail Line (E, F, R) to Lone Tree. RTD’s 2.3-mile extension of the lines opens today. (Fox 31)
  • CDOT’s obsession with unproven technology (hyperloop) continues with V2X, (roads talk to cars) with hopes that it will improve traffic congestion. (Westword) (But having more data doesn’t solve the problem that causes congestion: too many cars on the road.)
  • Westword also gets worked up about clickbait articles that say Denver is a great place to drive. (Westword)
  • Salt Lake City experiments with on-demand microtransit, a “hybrid of Uber and a city bus.” (Salt Lake Tribute)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 48 Good. Yesterday’s max: 64 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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  • Camera_Shy

    “A lot of them have no idea that there’s a speed limit (on Cherry Creek bike trail)”

    Are there any speed limit signs on the trail? If not, or if there are very few, it doesn’t seem right to give out tickets…IMO.

    • TakeFive

      I guess if you live in central Denver and want to get some good exercise you need to head to the suburbs or find a club with exercise bikes. /sigh

      • Camera_Shy

        I would equate that with someone trying to go running/jogging on the sidewalks in downtown, as a person trying to exercise and move more quickly than others it would be very difficult to navigate all the pedestrians.

        So, while joggers have spaces to exercise other than usual pedestrian walkways, it would seem cyclists need spaces to exercise other than typical bikepaths.

  • TakeFive

    CDOT’s obsession with unproven technology (hyperloop) continues with V2X, (roads talk to cars) with hopes that it will improve traffic congestion.