David cut his teeth covering transportation, development, politics, education, and art in D.C. He's covered sustainable transportation for Streetsblog since 2015 and has lived in Denver's Cheesman Park neighborhood since 2012.
Thanks for Making Streetsblog Denver’s First Chapter a Success. Look Forward to the Next One.By David Sachs | | 4 Comments
Today is my last day at Streetsblog Denver.
CDOT Aims to Widen I-25 in Denver Soon, with Long-Term Sights Set on More Highway Changes Through Urban CoreBy David Sachs | | 11 Comments
The Colorado Department of Transportation turns its attention to Denver's other interstate now that a wider I-70 through minority neighborhoods is en route.
Last Week: Motorists Killed Three People Walking on Denver StreetsBy David Sachs | | No Comments
Drivers ended the lives of three people walking in Denver between September 24 and October 1, making it the deadliest eight-day span for pedestrians all year.
Eyes on the Street: Beach Balls and Paint Calm Car Speeds on 13th Avenue in Capitol HillBy David Sachs | | 2 Comments
People walking have the right of way to cross 13th Avenue in Capitol Hill, but few dare take it. Motorists, not the many people on foot who frequent the dense neighborhood, rule the commercial and residential strip. That changed for one day.
It’s Time to Take the Downtown Denver Commuter Survey Again (If You Work There)By David Sachs | | No Comments
It's worth taking the survey to help advocates make the case for things like bus lanes, better crosswalks, bike lanes, and employer-subsidized passes for transit and bike-share.
RTD Plans to Cut More Bus Service Starting in 2019, Along with a Few EnhancementsBy David Sachs | | No Comments
It's that time again. Every three months, the Regional Transportation District tries to re-calibrate the bus and train system, and Denver metro residents brace for change.
Last Week: Motorists Seriously Hurt 18 People — Five Walking and Biking — and Killed OneBy David Sachs | | 1 Comment
Stop me if you've heard this before: It was another week of carnage for people walking, biking, and driving around the city.
Mayor Hancock Walked Deadly Federal Blvd and Saw It’s Still Very Broken. Will He Fund a Fix?By David Sachs | | No Comments
Maybe experiencing the indignity of walking Federal will kick things into higher gear. Maybe not.
Denver B-cycle Announces Three New Stations, One Near Sun ValleyBy David Sachs | | No Comments
A new B-cycle station is coming to 14th and Zuni by the end of the month, and two more are scheduled for 2019 at sites owned by the Denver Housing Authority, the bike-share company announced Monday.
Streetsblog Denver Is Looking for a New Editor to Cover Urban Transportation and Lead Our Next ChapterBy David Sachs | | 3 Comments
My time heading this organization has been intensely rewarding, and I'll be sad to leave when I do. Stay tuned for a sappy goodbye post. For now I'd like to focus on finding the right person to write the next chapter of Streetsblog Denver.
WTF Is Blueprint Denver? Join Streetsblog and Local Advocates for a Happy Hour Conversation October 4.By David Sachs | | 1 Comment
For the last 16 years or so, Denver’s neighborhoods and streets have been shaped by “Blueprint Denver,” a planning document meant to manage growth without overwhelming city streets with cars. That hasn’t happened — the vast majority of Denverites drive — but cities are messy and don’t come with an IKEA manual. This summer the […]
It’s Official: In 2019, RTD Fares Could Cost You More or Less, Depending on Age and IncomeBy David Sachs | | No Comments
The elected RTD Board of Directors approved a new fare structure Tuesday by a vote of 10 to 5, and things will get harder before they get easier for less priveledged residents.