Thursday’s Headlines

Polis signs vulnerable road user bill
Street safety advocates watched as Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law yesterday. It fixes lax penalties for careless drivers who severely injure pedestrians, cyclists, police and other vulnerable road users. Photo: Andy Bosselman

From Streetsblog

  • Colorado is no longer a place where careless drivers get away with hurting people. (Streetsblog Denver)
  • A 13-year study found that protected bike lanes lead to a drastic decline in fatalities for all users of the road, not just cyclists. (Streetsblog USA)

Other news

  • A driver killed a man crossing the street at W. 14th Ave and Federal Blvd. (Denver7)
  • More on the new law that punishes careless drivers who injure vulnerable road users. (Denver Post, Denverite)
  • More on the study showing that protected bike lanes make the streets safer for all road users. (Denverite) CU Denver engineering researcher Wesley Marshall co-authored the report. (CU Denver)
  • Cars keep flying off an Englewood off-ramp next to an apartment complex and CDOT won’t add a guardrail. (Fox 31)
  • The City Council runoff election places candidates on a spectrum between anti-development NIMBYs and pro-housing YIMBYs. (Denverite)
  • Westword looks at industrial sources of Colorado’s worsening air pollution, including the Suncor refinery and DIA. (Westword)
  • Federal officials will “take a hard look at the climate change impacts of oil and gas” leases in Colorado and Wyoming after a judge’s ruling. (CPR)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 47 Good. Yesterday’s max: 74 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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