Big Tech companies like Uber, Airbnb — and now scooter providers — aim to satisfy their customers with little regard for how their businesses affect our cities’ ecosystems. With new technologies like delivery drones and robots on the way, scooters may well be the Trojan Horse with which big tech colonizes the world’s public space.
Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shailen Bhatt has said all the right things since taking over early this year. He talks about his job like he’s looking out for everyone who uses our streets — not just cars and drivers — giving us reason to believe that the titanic government agency will change course and […]
By all accounts, Denver is experiencing a cultural and economic renaissance that has made it the Millennial Mecca of the West. You’d think its streets would reflect that. Yet despite its status as Colorado’s urban center, some of Denver’s suburbs have a better grip on how to fund safe streets than the city itself. Last week’s report from Mile High […]
Rick Plenge is one of two people in Colorado certified by Smart Growth America to train local governments how to create complete streets, or streets that work well for walking, biking, and transit. He helps cities all over the country figure out how to reclaim streets for people. And he lives in Denver. Before he moved here, Plenge worked in Chicago […]