Recent Streetsblog DENVER posts about MBAC

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 […]

Advocates Form Vision Zero Coalition to Help City End Traffic Deaths, Injuries

Vision Zero, the goal of eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries, has gained popularity across the country in recent years. But that doesn’t mean cities automatically live up to its foundational principles of slowing vehicle speeds with better street design, enforcement, and education. To make sure Denver’s iteration of Vision Zero has teeth, a group of advocates […]

Mayor Hancock Cuts Ribbon on Parking-Protected Bike Lanes, Promises 3 More

Mayor Michael Hancock officially opened Denver’s first parking-protected bike lanes Thursday with some revelry on the corner of 16th and Arapahoe. The two new bike lanes — one on Arapahoe Street and one on Lawrence Street — run a little over one mile each, from Auraria Campus to 24th Street. They include traffic signals that finally give people on bikes a safe way […]

Mayor Hancock on Vision Zero: “It’s Not If, But When”

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Mayor Michael Hancock told members of the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee yesterday that it’s just a matter of time before the city adopts a Vision Zero strategy to eliminate traffic deaths. But the mayor said the city needs to be better prepared before taking on the goal of zero deaths on Denver’s streets. Here’s how Mayor Hancock responded when Streetsblog Denver asked […]