Tuesday’s Headlines: Feb. 18 and the Long Weekend

From Streetsblog

Denver and RTD service area

  • DPD: Pedestrian intentionally hit by [person driving a] vehicle in Capitol Hill on Saturday (9News)
  • State Patrol looking for a driver who fled after fatal I-225 crash yesterday (9News)
  • RTD begins public meetings for service changes (Colorado Politics and Boulder Daily Camera and Patch)
  • Celebrating RTD drivers, riders, and the space made just for them (WalkDenver)
  • Silverman: Under Colorado law, it matters a lot where you fall on an icy sidewalk (The Colorado Sun)
  • Denver Wants More Commuters to Bike to Work; They Want Snow Removal (Westword)
  • More People Are Biking These Days — So Why Are Kids Riding Less? And Denver is one of 12 bike- and pedestrian-friendly cities where there has been significant growth in walking and cycling (Huffington Post)
  • How to maneuver around other drivers — *cough* and be considerate of people walking and biking — on Denver’s narrow streets (Denver 7)
  • DPS to offer free parking to attend school board meetings — yet no mention of the plentiful public transit options to get to 1860 Lincoln (The Denver Post)
  • Want to paint a mural in 2020 on a bike path or somewhere else? Denver’s Urban Arts Fund applications are now open (303 Magazine)
  • Rocky Mountain Train Show returns to Denver March 7-8 (Golden Transcript)
  • Lakewood: Driver convicted on 24 counts after crash that killed two people (9News)
  • Aurora: US vs THEM: The world according to dwellers of the ‘burbs, where “You never walked anywhere” and “Parking is never an issue” (Aurora Sentinel)
  • Littleton: Burglary suspects crash two vehicles into Littleton sports bar (FOX31/Channel 2)
  • Boulder: City, county talk transportation tax (Boulder Beat)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 8 a.m.: 44 Good. Yesterday’s max: 68 Moderate.

State legislature and across Colorado

  • Colorado still has a transportation funding crisis. Can Republicans and Democrats agree on a solution? (The Denver Post)
  • Concerns about traffic and other infrastructure problems that voters often cite when they decry growth can’t be discussed without addressing the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or TABOR, and and the Gallagher Amendment (Denverite)
  • Today the legislature’s Transportation & Local Government committee will hear HB20-1178 Increase Speed Limit On Certain Rural Highways “Concerning increasing the speed limit on rural state highways where it is safe to do so, and, in connection therewith, directing the department of transportation to identify these highways.” (HB20-1178 bill text)
  • Senate Bill 167 would let all makers of EVs, including Ford, sell their electric SUVs directly to customers, bypassing dealerships. Unsurprisingly, the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association doesn’t like it. (The Colorado Sun)
  • Letters: Tolls aren’t the only answer to congestion (The Denver Post)
  • Snowstang Service Sees Ridership Exceeds Expectations This Season: ‘Can’t Beat It’ (CBS 4)
  • Hockey fans face major are traffic to and from Stadium Series game at the Air Force Academy for Avalanche game, miss some of the game, and want their money back because it was ‘the worst experience’ (KKTV and ESPN and 9News)
  • CDOT releases timeline of I-25 pothole repairs prior to Stadium Series game at Falcon Stadium (The Denver Post)
  • Whine: Why does Empire use a traffic light to allow local residents and businesses the ability to enter or cross US 40? (Denver 7)
  • Vail: East Vail residents worry about impacts from project to redo I-70 on Vail Pass (Vail Daily)
  • Leadville woman who drove over her boyfriend convicted of murder (Vail Daily)
  • Aspen: City initiatives, public transportation and the community made 2019 the lowest year on record for vehicular traffic in and out of Aspen (Aspen Daily News)
  • Cortez: Montezuma-Mildred intersection improvements will improve driver and pedestrian safety and preserve bike lanes (The Journal)

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