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This Week: Ensuring It’s Affordable to Live Near Transit

As new RTD rail lines open, Denver’s transit options are expanding. One challenge that comes with the expansion of rail is ensuring that long-time residents can continue to afford their homes and benefit from the improvements. Mile High Connects, an organization that advocates for people who depend on RTD, is calling on decision makers and advocates to come […]

This Week: Tell CDOT the I-70 Expansion Can’t Be Greenwashed

Colorado DOT will host a meeting in Swansea on Thursday to gather feedback on the proposed “cap” that would be built on top of the wider, sunken I-70. CDOT has used the cap — which would be the site of a park for Swansea Elementary School — to sell the highway expansion, even though it would cover just a small portion of the highway trench. If built, […]

This Week: Join the Fight Against the I-70 Boondoggle

Mayor Michael Hancock calls the stretch along I-70 from downtown to DIA his “corridor of opportunity” — but opportunity for whom? If you’re talking about the I-70 highway widening, it’s road builders who stand to get rich, while local families and businesses will put up with more pollution and traffic — or even get the boot. Neighbors organizing against […]

This Week: Get Loud About the MLK Boulevard Widening Project

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Denver Public Works has $15 million to redesign a section of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Stapleton, and it’s using some of that money to turn a two-lane street into a four-lane road. You would think, given Mayor Michael Hancock’s recent commitment to end traffic deaths, that his streets department would stop building projects that encourage […]

Tell CDOT Why Widening I-70 in North Denver Is a Bad Idea

The fight over Colorado DOT’s billion-dollar-plus plan to widen I-70 is coming to a head. Many residents, especially of north Denver where the highway has spliced neighborhoods for years, have spoken against this project since around the turn of the century. They’ll bear the brunt of the additional noise and pollution, but widening the highway […]