It's time for the Hancock administration to employ measures at the city's multimodal nexus that back up all the talk about ending traffic deaths and doubling walking, biking, and transit trips. Anything less would make the administration's Vision Zero initiative and other "mobility" goals little more than slogans.
The intersection of 17th and Wynkoop is about to get much, much busier. Three new RTD rail lines will start serving Union Station this year, including the A-Line to Denver International Airport, which opens April 22. That means thousands more people will pass through one of Lower Downtown’s busiest intersections on their way to and from the transit hub. […]
Union Station officials estimate that 30,000 people a day will pass through the transit hub and commercial center after the A-Line to DIA opens on April 22. Problem is, the streets around the station aren’t designed to handle the influx: Drivers drop off and pick up passengers in the bike lane and accelerate through crosswalks. Unless the design is changed, conflicts […]