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.
The share of people who drove alone to and from work in Denver fell slightly in 2017, according to new estimates from the United States Census Bureau's American Community Survey, while the percentage of people who walked, biked, and rode transit barely budged.
This week Denver Public Works delivered on its promise to reorganize Monaco Parkway (aka Ulster Street, Princeton Avenue, and Quebec Street) with a wide bike lane, buffered from traffic with extra paint.
On Saturday, armed with traffic cones, old car tires, some paint, and some planters, reps from the Athmar Park Neighborhood Association and WalkDenver dressed South Tejon Street with three (temporary) safety interventions.
The vast majority of city school received really bad grades — mostly D's with plenty of F's mixed in. Dangerous driving near schools earned the City and County of Denver an F overall, good for second-worst in the state, behind only Arapahoe County.
Between August 27 and September 3, motorists killed one person walking and seriously injured two others, according to the Denver Police Department. A driver seriously injured one person on a bike as well.
A segment of Buchtel Boulevard near the Louisiana-Pearl light rail station is a little safer for people walking and biking thanks to some traffic-calming treatments installed by Denver Public Works earlier this summer.