The city installed new bus-only lanes on 15th Street Downtown last night. The move is expected to accelerate buses up to 42 percent. And if buses become faster and more reliable, people may start to ditch cars in favor of buses.
Greenhouse gas emissions from autos increased 102 percent in the Denver Metro over 1990 levels. The news comes one day before 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg will lead a Fridays for Future Strike in Denver.
This morning workers started installing rubber curbs along the 15th Street bikeway downtown to make the street safer. Over the coming weeks, pedestrian safety improvements will be made and the street will get a dedicated bus lane.
Mayor Hancock’s preliminary budget fails to fully fund the city’s transportation priorities for 2020 — and the City Council must make more money available to save lives and improve how people get around the city, activists said Wednesday.