Friday’s Headlines 5/14/21: Scooters, bikes and pedestrians. Can they coexist?

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

Centennial State

  • Colorado far from meeting emissions-reduction goals, report says (The Denver Post)
  • Setting speed limits: How Greeley and state officials determine how fast you can go (Greeley Tribune)
  • Front Range Passenger Rail plan zooms through Colorado Senate (Denver Business Journal)
  • I-70B 1st Street and Grand Avenue Improvement Project begins (Western Slope Now)

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Commentary: Scooters, bikes and pedestrians. Can they coexist?

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Soon Denver will have two contractors that will be permitted to provide scooters and shared bike systems to our streets. In total 3,000 scooters and 600 bikes will be allowed on our streets and sidewalks. The Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, a Statewide Coalition that supports the rights and freedoms for people with disabilities, encourages the use of multi-modal devices to help keep our community active and healthy.

Thursday’s Headlines 5/13/21: Thieves snag five bikes from FattE-Bikes

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Thieves Strike At FattE-Bikes, Electric Bike Shop On Federal Boulevard (CBS Local)
  • 1 man dead after crash into tree in Lakewood (The Denver Channel)
  • Aurora man found guilty of striking, killing pedestrian while speeding on Colfax Fehr was traveling at 75 mph when he struck and killed Marvin Vincente-Pelico in 2019 (Sentinel Colorado)
  • US cities see surge in deadly street racing amid pandemic (The Publics Radio)
  • Go Inside The Lowered Section Of The Central 70 Project (CBS Local)
  • RTD Access-a-Ride’s Paratransit Advisory Committee (APAC) – May 11, 2021 (DRMAC)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 39 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 58 (Moderate)

Centennial State

  • Colorado program steers drag racing off streets, onto track (Globe Gazette)

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  • Thursday’s Headlines Which We Posted Late (Sorry!) (Streetsblog USA)
  • Talking Headways Podcast: Can We ‘Schedule’ Cities to Work for Us? (Streetsblog USA)
  • Study: Cycling Rates Low Unless Women Are Riding (Streetsblog USA)

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Today’s Headlines 5/12/21: The good, the bad and the weird in Colorado’s transportation funding bill

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Centennial State

  • The good, the bad and the weird in Colorado’s 2021 transportation funding bill (Bicycle Colorado)
  • First phase of U.S. 50 and Purcell Boulevard interchange in Pueblo West now 60% complete (The Pueblo Chieftain)
  • How Colorado can — and cannot — spend the $5.7 billion in federal coronavirus stimulus heading its way (The Colorado Sun)
  • Truck driver who killed Colorado State Patrol trooper was convicted of two traffic offenses (The Colorado Sun)
  • ‘Complete Revitalization’: Silverthorne Makes Progress On Four Street Crossing Development (CBS Local)
  • NoCo biz, government group calls on Congress to fund I-25 improvements (Greeley Tribune)

Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • New Denver Bike And Electric Scooter Program Launches Tuesday (CBS Local)
  • Denver might buy more hotels for the homeless, city officials say (BusinessDen)
  • Changes, closures coming soon to I-70 in Denver for CDOT’s Mile High Shift project (The Denver Channel)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 39 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 35 (Good)

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Tuesday’s Headlines 5/11/21: It’s official – Lyft and Lime to bring bike and scooter share to Denver

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Denver to Launch New Bike and Scooter Share Program This Week (DOTI)
  • City Council gives Lyft and Lime sole control of Denver’s bike-and scooter-share market, rezones Loretto Heights for redevelopment and more (The Denver Post)
  • Denver City Council passes resolution to allow only 2 scooter operators (9 News)
  • ‘Bird’ e-scooters make debut in the City of Aurora (KDVR)
  • Update: Via Transit Talks (DRMAC)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 31 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 36 (Good)

Centennial State

  • Major Colorado transportation bill faces first committee test (Colorado Politics)
  • Transportation bill moves forward, even as questions arise about proposed environmental studies the bill still allows a large portion of funding to support highway widening (Denver Business Journal)
  • Voters May Be Asked To Lower The Gas Tax After Colorado Lawmakers Propose A Gas Fee (CBS Local)
  • No more driving to work? That’s what Colorado’s top air quality experts are suggesting (The Denver Channel)
  • Three killed in unrelated car crashes last week (Grand Junction Sentinel)
  • CDOT restoring crosswalk to Boulder Falls trail on Colo. 119 (Tribune Publishing)
  • What’s Driving You Crazy: The rules of solid white lines on city streets, interstates (The Denver Channel)

From Streetsblog

  • Tuesday’s Headlines Won’t Leave You Wanting More (Streetsblog USA)
  • The Trouble with Today’s Automatic Emergency Braking Systems (Streetsblog USA)
  • Drivers Stole 20% of Bike/Walk Dollars Last Year; Here’s How to Stop Them (Streetsblog USA)

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Monday’s Headlines 5/10/21: News from the Weekend

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • Man Killed In Lakewood Hit-And-Run (CBS Denver)
  • Denver crash kills 1, sends 3 to hospital (KDVR)
  • Motorcyclist dies after crash with vehicle in Aurora (The Denver Post)
  • Demolition of the I-70 viaduct to start this month (The Denver Post)
  • Residents of Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood sue to stop legal homeless site from opening in church parking lot (The Colorado Sun)
  • Here’s how to demolish a building in Denver. Yep, even a historic one. (Denverite)
  • Evaluate the public engagement process for the 2050 Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan (DRCOG)
  • Lime launches advocacy partnership program (bikebiz)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 31 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 45 (Moderate)

Centennial State

  • Breckenridge businesses give mixed response to Walkable Main not returning (SummitDaily)
  • Pedestrian and bike priority coming to a neighborhood near you (Aspen Times)
  • EDITORIAL: Finally, Colorado is on the road to somewhere, better, with state transportation consensus (Sentinel Colorado)
  • I-25 Widening Requires Permanent Closure of a Portion of East Frontage Road (North Forty News)
  • No explosives found in vehicle that closed I-70 in Silverthorne (SummitDaily, OutThere Colorado)
  • CDOT Launches Safety Campaign for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month (The Prowers Journal)
  • Editorial: It’s time to take care of our rural roads (The Daily Sentinel)

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Todays Headlines 5/7/21: Putting Santa Fe on a full road diet

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • I-70 is back open following deadly motorcycle crash Friday morning (KDVR)
  • Denver Street Changes and Putting Santa Fe on a “Full Road Diet” (Westword)
  • Transit & Safety Improvements Coming to Stretch of Lincoln Street (DOTI)
  • RTD establishes guiding principles for providing future service – seeks feedback on next steps (The Denver Post)
  • 6 innovative ways to fund climate action and equity in US cities in 2020 Denver passed a new sales tax on non-essential items to help adapt to climate change (Red Green and Blue)
  • Workers are starting to return to downtown Denver, but do they actually want to? (KDVR)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 51 (Moderate). Yesterday’s max: 80 (Moderate).

Centennial State

  • Hickenlooper highlights railroad expansion, infrastructure investments during Pueblo visit (The Pueblo Chieftan)
  • Dillon moving forward with paid overnight parking system (Summit Daily)
  • Pandemic Stimulus Money Is Helping Build Bus Stops In The Middle Of I-25 In Northern Colorado (KUNC)
  • CDOT, local officials eyeing mobility hub in Grand Valley (The Daily Sentinel)

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Today’s Headlines 5/6/21: Is Denver ready to go back to the office?

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

Centennial State

  • It’s Official: ‘Historic’ Coalition Unveils Plan To Pump Billions To Colorado’s Transportation System (Colorado Public Radio)
  • Colorado Democrats introduce ambitious transportation bill (Sentinel Colorado)
  • Steamboat Springs seeks state grant for various downtown projects including new bike lanes, sidewalks (Steamboat Pilot)
  • What could proposed train expansion do for small towns (The Denver Channel)

From Streetsblog

  • New Bike Safety Ranking Packs Some Surprises in former rankings, Colorado took the 8th spot (Streetsblog USA)
  • Talking Headways Podcast: Rethinking City and Commuter Transportation (Streetsblog USA)
  • Induced Demand for Thursday’s Headlines (Streetsblog USA)

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Today’s Headlines 5/5/21: How a new emphasis on safer streets could drive big change in Colorado

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Denver, RTD, and the Metro Area

  • National Bike to School Day; here’s what bicyclists and drivers need to know (KDVR)
  • RTD’s Going To Take A Hard Look At Its ‘Very Expensive’ Fares (Colorado Public Radio)
  • Traffic Alert: Lane Closures Planned On Lincoln Street In Denver For Transit & Safety Improvements including increased hours for a transit-only lane (CBS Local)
  • RTD Aims To Learn How To Better Serve Riders In New Study (CBS Denver)
  • New ‘Smart’ Cycling Study Underway in Denver (CBS Denver)
  • RTD vows to listen to community (Douglas County News Press)
  • Denver City Council Passes ‘Healthy Residential Rentals For All’ (CBS Denver)
  • New Arches Welcome Visitors To South Pearl Street (CBS Denver)
  • First electric scooters coming to Aurora next week (Sentinel Colorado)
  • The best cheap electric bike That feeling when passing cars stuck in traffic? Still priceless. (KDVR)
  • Preparing for a Crisis (Inside Higher Ed)
  • Denver Air Quality Index: 9 a.m.: 40 (Good). Yesterday’s max: 48 (Good).

Centennial State

  • Colorado Democrats formally introduce their transportation-fee bill with Republican, business community support (The Colorado Sun)
  • ‘It Hits The Mark’: Large Part Of $5 Billion Colorado Transportation Bill Focuses On Electric Cars but electric cars are still no substitute for walking, biking, and transit (CBS Denver)
  • Colorado officials roll out $3.8 billion fee hike plan to fund transportation (The Center Square)
  • 22-year-old killed in car crash in Boulder County (99.1)

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