Monday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • Data geek: After tracking 102 train rides, RTD’s on-time rate clocks in at 36%. As a growing metropolis, we need more reliable transit, says Ryan Dravitz. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • Car enthusiasts raise money for the family of Francisco Morales. A drunk driver hit and killed the father of two. (Fox 31)
  • It’s been two years since Denver pledged to end all traffic fatalities by 2030. But the city is on track to see more people die on its streets this year than last. (CPR)
  • Denver’s air quality ranks as 12th most polluted in the country. (CBS4)
  • CDOT asks the public to help prioritize the state’s transportation needs. (Denver Post)
  • Commentary: Blueprint Denver doesn’t abolish single-family zoning. (Denver Post)
  • A “crash course” will help Denver quickly expand its bike lane network and “get past the usual resistance to bike and transit infrastructure.” (Fast Company)
  • The two DPW employees placed on leave may have violated the city’s ethics guidelines when they accepted a trip to Europe from a company that later sold the city a street sweeper. (Denver Post) (Westword)
  • CU Denver students designed a Hyperloop vehicle. (CBS4)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 31 Good. Yesterday’s max: 39 Good.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.
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  • iBikeCommute

    The CDOT news is huge. Now can we finally stop talking about their supposed “9 billion dollar shortfall” and start investing in smart transportation options?

  • Camera_Shy

    “But the city is on track to see more people die on its streets this year than last.”

    Any chance that bringing back the Barnes Dance would help reverse that?