Since I founded Streetsblog Denver, the city’s media landscape has shifted, at least somewhat, to question automobile dominance and the general lack of good alternatives. Hell, one-time A-Line agitator Kyle Clark is now a hero of the movement.
Governor Polis and Mayor Hancock announced this morning that the ride-hail company Lyft will add 200 electric vehicles to its Colorado fleet, a move Polis says will clean up polluted air and save drivers money.
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.
Denver will continue investing in its goals around transportation and the climate crisis under the mayor’s 2020 budget proposal. But the $1.49 billion operating budget also braces the city for an economic slowdown.