Monday’s Headlines

A child holds a sign on the steps of the Colorado Capitol. Photo: Andy Bosselman, Streetsblog Denver
A child holds a sign on the steps of the Colorado Capitol. Photo: Andy Bosselman, Streetsblog Denver

From Streetsblog

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  • Colorado climate strikers talk about why they are taking action. (Colorado Independent)
  • Commentary: When a reporter from Germany arrived in Denver, she unintentionally gave up walking, biking and a less meat-centric diet. “But now, like all those around me, I am leading the life of a climate killer.” (Denver Post)
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez headlined a Boulder climate event. (CPR)

Other news

  • In Lakewood, a crash near U.S. Highway 6 and Wadsworth killed one person and involved a pedestrian. (Denver Post, 9 News)
  • A careless driver hit and seriously injured a young girl on a bicycle who was riding in a crosswalk near the Denver School of the Arts. (9 News)
  • Metro cities add adaptive technology to change how long lights stay green based on current traffic. Three municipalities work together to speed up traffic on Yosemite. (9 News)
  • RTD urges rail riders to pay attention and put down their mobile phones because train operators nearly hit them 4-5 times per week. (Denver7)
  • Park(ing) Day transforms parking spots into parks. (Denverite)
  • RTD Director Natalie Menten suggests the National medal of Honor Foundation should consider a nearby park the “grand entrance” to its potential museum instead of building a park on the agency’s “gravel pit” near Civic Center Station. (9 News)
  • Colorado joined 22 other states in a lawsuit against the Trump administration to keep stricter auto emissions standards. (Denver Post)
  • The Biennial of the Americas will offer ideas and arts. (Denver Post)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 37 Good. Yesterday’s max: 56 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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