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.
Denver still has transit advocacy groups. But Transit Alliance's focus on creating an army of civically engaged residents who understand transit — and push for it from within and from outside of government institutions — will be missed.
CDOT boss Michael Lewis said traffic deaths are mostly a matter of individual responsibility and "education," not the design of transportation systems, but that runs counter to everything we know about places with safe streets.
If you're walking around the intersection of 19th Avenue and Grant Street, be prepared to either take your chances in the street with cars or walk completely out of your way, because Denver Public Works has allowed construction crews to close every crossing to pedestrians.
If the writer truly wants to use his megaphone to advocate for transit, he'll ask the Hancock administration to allocate funding to restore RTD service, speed up buses and trains with more dedicated right of way, and install signals that give transit priority at intersections.