Friday’s Headlines 01/15/2021 and Colorado’s New Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap

Traffic Violence

  • DA offers to dismiss charge against driver who hit and killed a person walking in Cortez, driver gets diversion agreement and 45 days of community service (The Journal)

Denver and the Metro Area

  • Denver Martin Luther King Jr. Day Marade Goes Virtual During Coronavirus Pandemic (CBS4)
  • Apartment Guide: Denver’s park system, walkability and activities downtown made it a top staycation location (Denver Post)
  • Denver’s Union Station: A Colorado Neighborhood On The Fast Track (Forbes)
  • Denver Air Quality Index:  9 a.m.: 44 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 45 (Good).

Centennial State

  • Polis and cabinet release Colorado Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap to cut air pollution by 90%, “Accelerate the shift to electric cars, trucks, and buses” and “Make changes to transportation planning and investment and land use planning to encourage alternatives to driving” (Governor’s Office)
    • Critics want more on environmental justice (CPR)
    • Environmentalists want more detail (Colorado Sun)
    • Business leaders question feasibility (Denver Post)
  • Colorado Contractors Association wants to pave the road — literally — to economic recovery (Colorado Politics)
  • Good news: Roaring Fork Transportation Authority board votes to cover $2M+ funding gap for Glenwood’s 27th Street pedestrian underpass project, adding to a commitment the Glenwood Springs City Council made earlier this week (Post-Independent)
    • Federal relief money will be rolling RFTA’s way from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (Aspen Daily News)

From Streetsblog

  • Friday’s Headlines to Round it Out (Streetsblog USA)
  • Talking Headways Podcast: Intro to the City, a conversation with Professor Sean Benesh, who is also an ordained pastor, about how unwelcoming to non-White people our public spaces are in this country (Streetsblog USA)
  • NHTSA Blames Everyone But Itself For Crash Spike (Streetsblog USA)

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