If you draw a massive venn diagram of all the characteristics we want out of our transportation system – safety, affordability, less congestion, less pollution, and more access that’s more equitable – you’ll find transit sitting right at the sweet spot in the center. This year, 2021, is the year to build a more robust and sophisticated transit system in Denver, and we may finally have the funding to do it, writes Matt Frommer, a Senior Transportation Associate with the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP).
No other bus in Denver has a reputation like the East Colfax bus. We talked to four passengers who ride the 15 and 15L despite social problems like homelessness and crime sometimes present on the bus. But Streetsblog's editor was rattled by an experience on the bus — and says we must finally end poverty and homelessness.