Thursday’s Headlines

Transportation planner Jarrett Walker talks to a group of officials as RTD kicks off a two year planning process. Photo: Andy Bosselman

From Streetsblog

  • Finding a balance between increasing ridership and covering a wide area is key to a successful transit network said Jarrett Walker, a celebrated planner who RTD brought to speak as it kicks off a two-year planning process. But transformative changes are controversial and RTD’s elected board may not have the stomach to do what it takes to increase ridership. (Streetsblog Denver) (Also: CPR)

Other news

  • Denver Post Editorial Board: Amid cyclist deaths, drivers should pledge to be safer on the road. (Denver Post)
  • Denver Cruisers dedicated last night’s ride to two fallen bicyclists. (CBS4)
  • Bicycle crashes prompt road safety questions. (Colorado Matters)
  • As traffic deaths gain media attention, they symbolize decades of underreported fatalities on a car-based transportation system the city government says it can fix. (Denverite)
  • Denver could see more traffic fatalities in 2019 than any time in the last decade. (9 News)
  • It’s been one year since electric scooters officially launched in Denver. (5280, Fox 31)
  • 82,000: Number of road rage calls in Colorado. (9 News)
  • A man who was shot rode an RTD bus for about 20 minutes before being taken to the hospital. (Denver Post, Denver7)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 44 Good. Yesterday’s max: 126 Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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