John Riecke Recent Posts This post is supported by Readers like you. Give now. Guest Commentary: Changes at Fire Dept Provide Opportunity for Better Streets By John Riecke | Mar 13, 2020 | No Comments Safe-streets advocate John Riecke argues for a fire chief who will decrease vehicle size, lowering the need for wider streets and increasing safety as a result. This post is supported by Readers like you. Give now. Commentary: Colorado Legislators Must Undo Laws That Hamstring RTD By John Riecke | Nov 27, 2019 | No Comments What would you say if I told you I could reduce RTD’s budget deficit while decreasing fares, and make the whole system more useful, all without raising taxes? The Myth of ‘Balance’ when Talking About How Streets Are Organized By John Riecke | Jul 16, 2018 | 43 Comments The status quo is imbalance, so when you hear people preaching "balance," ask them what a car and a bicycle look like on a see-saw — because that’s how our streets are balanced right now. Lessons of a “Reformed Engineer”: Small Street Changes, Big Impact on Walkability and Safety By John Riecke | May 14, 2018 | 1 Comment Guest commentary from a Denver resident.