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Wednesday’s Headlines

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From Streetsblog

  • Traffic Violence Report: Our new interactive map visualizes where traffic fatalities are happening in Denver. The number of deaths on Alameda St., Federal Blvd. and especially Colfax show the city’s failure to address street safety on its most dangerous streets, despite repeated calls for fast, inexpensive road treatments. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers’ son-in-law is suffering a serious brain injury after Denver traffic crash. (Colorado Politics)
  • RTD’s legal team asked for $4 million to continue fighting lawsuits with Denver Transit Partners, the company that built and operates the A, B and G lines. (CPR)
  • Longmont proposes protected bike lanes and road upgrades to support bus rapid transit to Boulder. (Times-Call)
  • Lakewood Initiative 200: Opponents blast proposed Lakewood growth cap. (Denver Business Journal)
  • Climate crisis: “Be prepared for more hailstorms with bigger hailstones in the future,” says CU weather researcher. (Denver Post)
  • Mayor Hancock: New council members “could make the mayor’s third term a helluva lot more contentious than his previous two.” (Westword)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 32 Good. Yesterday’s max: 61 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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Tuesday’s Headlines

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Downtown Denver viewed through the haze of Colorado’s “brown cloud” on March 6. Photo: Andy Bosselman

From Streetsblog

  • The Trump administration could kill state regulations that limit vehicle emissions and promote sales of electric vehicles. The EPA rule, expected this summer, could lead to more air pollution in Colorado and threaten federal funding for highway and public transportation projects. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • CDOT’s $1.6 billion budget has problems, including poor detection of employee fraud, spending more than approved and “not maximizing its available funding.” (CPR)
  • Denver City Council approved a low-density development plan for northeast neighborhoods like Green Valley Ranch. (Denver Post)
  • A new climate unit will help the state monitor and regulate greenhouse gas emissions. (CPR)
  • Interior Secretary David Bernhardt doesn’t think the climate crisis a threat to Colorado’s national parks. (Colorado Independent)
  • This week, 2,500 cyclists will participate in the Ride the Rockies cycling tour. (5280)
  • “60 people ignored the warning about ‘friends in tow places’ and parked illegally at Garth Brooks’ Denver show.” (9 News)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 44 Good. Yesterday’s max: 74 Moderate.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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Monday’s Headlines

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A rendering of a rejected urban boulevard proposal that would have replaced I-70 in Globeville, Elyria and Swansea.

From Streetsblog

  • Commentary: Before changing I-25 in Denver, is CDOT really listening? The highway agency already ruled out the project’s most progressive proposal: replacing the freeway with an urban boulevard. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • CDOT considers I-25 fixes, including adding lanes, tolls, changes at exits and making a double-decker freeway. (Denverite)
  • Guest Commentary: Traffic jams are a sign of income inequality. (Denver Post)
  • Police release video of two men they would like to question in connection to Thursday’s deadly shooting next to the Park-n-Ride at RTD’s 40th and Colorado Station. (CBS4)
  • State lawmakers tapped the previously off-limits Unclaimed Property Trust Fund to fill budget gaps. (Colorado Sun)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 31 Good. Yesterday’s max: 47 Good.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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Friday’s Headlines

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  • A teenage boy on a motorbike crashed and was injured after a driver threw a cup out of an SUV and hit him in the face. (CBS4)
  • A man died after a shooting at RTD’s 40th and Colorado Park-n-Ride, which briefly shut down A Line service. (CBS4)
  • CDOT asked for community input around options to move more people through the I-25 corridor in Central Denver. (Fox 31)
  • How to plan your Bike to Work Day route. (CBS4)
  • Here are transit options to “survive the Garth Books traffic apocalypse” expected around his concert tomorrow. (Westword)
  • Salt Lake City is one of the few cities in North America where congestion is improving despite population growth, thanks in part to more bike lanes and better transit. (Tribune)
  • The Associated Press counts 11 electric scooter deaths since 2018 in the U.S., and many more serious injuries. (AP)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 51 Moderate. Yesterday’s max: 101 Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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Thursday’s Headlines

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Two runners ran on a well-established desire path in Cheesman Park Tuesday evening. Photo: Andy Bosselman

From Streetsblog

  • Denver shouts ‘get off my lawn’ with obnoxious signs in Cheesman Park. (Streetsblog Denver)

Other news

  • Denver Police cleared Union Station’s underground Chestnut Pavilion after a suspicious package was found. (Patch)
  • CDOT is studying what could be done to improve I-25 in Central Denver, between 20th Street and Santa Fe Drive. (Denver7)
  • Tonight: Offer your thoughts on the I-25 options CDOT will present at a public meeting. (CDOT)
  • I-70 traffic congestion pushes people to make fewer ski trips. (Summit Daily)
  • Transportation and disability rights advocate Chris Hinds was elected to City Council (Denverite)
  • Companies moving to Denver want to be near public transit. (Bisnow)
  • Saturday’s Garth Brooks concert may be the biggest ticketed event in Broncos Stadium history. Officials are asking concertgoers to use public transportation. (Denver Post)
  • As Colorado pushes toward renewable energy, the electric grid can’t handle it. (CPR)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 6 a.m.: 49 Good. Yesterday’s max: 104 Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.
  • National headlines at Streetsblog USA.

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