Wednesday’s Headlines

From Streetsblog

  • Traffic Violence Report: Last week’s scooter fatality brings the number of people killed on Denver streets to 50, a 52% increase over this point last year. (Streetsblog Denver)
Other news
  • Denver police ask the public to help find the driver who hit and seriously injured a young cyclist last month. (9 News)
  • Longmont cyclists no longer need to dismount while in crosswalks. (Fox 31)
  • A Koch-funded think tank hack writes “Front Range commuter rail a terrible idea.” (Complete Colorado)
  • A Bustang route between Frisco and Steamboat Springs is planned to launch by 2021. (Steamboat Pilot)
  • 54% of Coloradans support allowing the state to keep TABOR tax refunds and spend the money on education and transportation. (Denver Post)
  • Denver could be forced to sell a plot of land near the ballpark to a hotel developer for $1,600. (Denverite, Denver7, Westword)
  • A carbon tax measure is likely to pass in the Denver City Council, but Mayor Hancock could veto it. (Denverite)
  • Improving air quality is among the reasons why Colorado would like to adopt California’s electric vehicle policy, which would require automakers to offer a certain number of electric vehicles. (Colorado Sun)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 44 Good. Yesterday’s max: 93 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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