Thursday’s Headlines 03/18/2021 and Denver Chooses Exclusive Five-Year Bike Share and Scooter Share Licensees, Invests $0

Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • The Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure has chosen Lyft and Limebike for exclusive five-year bike share and scooter share licenses, and the City is investing $0, and the City is receiving $0… but the plan still needs approval from City Council during at least three meetings (City Council March 23 Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Committee agenda)
    • Some history of how we got here, courtesy of David Sachs in January 2021 (Denverite) and January 2020 (Denverite)
  • ‘Build Up A Little Good Karma’: Man In Wheelchair Asks That Ramps Not Be Forgotten During Snow Removal, as Those Who Relay On Wheelchairs To Get Around Say Shoveling & Plowing After Snowstorms Sometimes Leaves Them Trapped (CBS4)
  • Denver Police add extra patrols to Asian-American communities after rise in hate-related crimes (9News)
  • Ex-NBA player Shawn Bradley paralyzed in cycling accident crash when he was struck from behind by a vehicle driver while riding a bike (Denver Post)
  • Opinion: When the COVID-19 pandemic ends, Denver’s Cheesman Park should be re-opened to cars (Colorado Sun)
    • We disagree.
  • Boulder passed its first racial equity plan. Will it work? (Boulder Weekly)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 8 a.m.: 56 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 80 (Moderate).

Centennial State and Beyond

  • How Congress may tackle America’s crumbling infrastructure, including public transit and bike lanes (Denver7)

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